Electric Taxis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0560
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Further to MQ2014/0153, will you ensure that all zero-emission capable taxis operate in zero emission mode from the moment they are licensed, rather than waiting until the introduction of your Ultra Low Emission Zone in 2020?

Answer

Answer for Electric Taxis

Answer for Electric Taxis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My intention is for the Ultra-Low Emission Zone to be introduced in 2020. However, I expect zero-emission capable taxis to start operating in zero-emission mode on the streets of the capital from 2015 onwards and from 2018 all new licensed taxis will have to be zero-emission capable and operating in zero-emission mode.