Low Emission Taxi Fund (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2011-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2011
Reference: 
2011/3368
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

How much of the Low Emission Taxi Fund is committed to producing a taxi with a 60 per cent improvement in fuel economy by 2015 (based on current levels)? Can you update me on delivery of this proposal from your Air Quality Strategy?

Answer

Answer for Low Emission Taxi Fund (3)

Answer for Low Emission Taxi Fund (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer provided on 9 December 2011:

Rather than funding the development of such taxis, the Low Emission Taxi incentive scheme, as previously announced, was always intended to be a fund that would provide subsidies to drivers to switch to the cleanest vehicles on the market. We hope that this will encourage vehicle manufacturers to bring taxis using cleaner technology to market.