Low Emission Taxi Fund (4)

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


A Low Emission Taxi fund of a £1m featured in your press release of October 2009. Your press release of the 10th December 2010 stated that "The Mayor and TfL have also announced a £1 million fund to encourage taxi owners to upgrade to low emission vehicles such as electric black cabs." You also told the Guardian in December 2010 that "we are also offering a juicy carrot, with the establishment of a fund to help speed up the introduction of electric black cabs". Can you please draw my attention to the press release and public statements which make clear that this fund is dependent upon sponsorship, as outlined in question 2956/2011?


Answer for Low Emission Taxi Fund (4)

Answer for Low Emission Taxi Fund (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written answer provided on 29 November 2011:

Due to the lack of funding available through TfL and the Government, the Low Emission Taxi incentive scheme, as I previously announced, was always dependent on TfL seeking a sponsorship deal with the private sector.