New taxis - Euro 5

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3436
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In light of the report by Kings College into exhaust emissions in London will you urgently act to improve upon the requirement that all new taxis licenced should be Euro 5, as this may not be best for NO2 air pollution?

Answer

Answer for New taxis - Euro 5

Answer for New taxis - Euro 5

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As was outlined in my Air Quality Strategy, the introduction of age based limits for taxis was specifically targeted to reduce the most harmful PM emissions. I eagerly await the introduction of Euro 6 in September 2015 which will give significant reductions in NOx/NO2 emissions.

Of course, there is always more to do to reduce all emissions which is why I have asked TfL to explore options to introduce an Ultra Low Emission Zone and why I continue to push vehicle manufacturers to develop zero emission capable taxis.