Review of taxi age limit

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-10-23
Session date: 
October 23, 2013
Reference: 
2013/3437
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you undertake a review of the 15 year taxi age limit in time for 2015, as this is when all the pre-Euro vehicles will finally be off the road? Will you examine the abolition of the turning circle as part of this review, so that taxi drivers have access to far less polluting vehicles than at present?

Answer

Answer for Review of taxi age limit

Answer for Review of taxi age limit

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 by accelerating the take up of the cleanest taxis available (currently Euro 5).

London now has over 1800 Euro 5 compliant taxis and I eagerly await the introduction of Euro 6 in September 2015 which will also bring about a mass reduction in NO2 emissions from taxis.

TfL is currently working with several vehicle manufacturers in the development of zero emissions capable taxis which will meet the specifications as laid out in the Conditions of Fitness for London taxis, including accessibility and manoeuvrability requirements.