Air Quality award for zero emission taxis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Reference: 
2014/3603
Question By: 
Stephen Knight
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Further to receiving your 'Air Quality' prize at the C40 Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards, can you confirm how many zero emission capable taxis are currently operating on London's streets?  

Answer

Answer for Air Quality award for zero emission taxis

Answer for Air Quality award for zero emission taxis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Five zero emission capable Fraser Nash Metrocabs have now been approved on a trial basis to ply for hire, and will being operating on London's streets within the very near future.

They join fifteen zero-emission hydrogen taxis.

From 2015 onward we expect more zero emission capable taxis to join the London taxi fleet and from 1 January 2018 all newly licensed taxis will have to meet this standard.

This ambitious programme was rightly recognised by the C40 Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards as a pioneering policy placing London at the vanguard of global cities tackling air pollution and climate change.