Taxi Emissions

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Can you outline the plans and timetable for reducing CO2 emissions from the London black cab fleet between now and 2012? How long will it be before black cab drivers will have a fuel-efficient low carbon, or zero carbon option?


Answer for Taxi Emissions

Answer for Taxi Emissions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are in the middle of a programme for reducing air pollutant emissions from taxis. The Public Carriage Office (PCO) is now developing a `Carbon Strategy.' The short term measures are likely to focus on encouraging `Eco-Driving', improved maintenance of vehicles and the introduction of mid licensing emission testing. Medium and long term objectives are likely to focus on introducing CO2 standards for taxis and private hire vehicles. The PCO continues to work with vehicle manufacturers in encouraging the development of more fuel efficient and lower carbon vehicles.