Taxi removals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5017
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can you provide figures for the total number of taxis in London that will come off the road in year 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 due to the 10 year age limit?

Answer

Answer for Taxi removals

Answer for Taxi removals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Depending on the outcome of the Ultra Low Emission Zone consultation, by 2020 an age limit of 10 years could affect up to 7,500 taxis of the existing fleet.  Approximately 1,200 - 1,400 taxis will be removed from the fleet each subsequent year to 2024.

To help taxi drivers meet the costs of these proposals TfL have allocated £40 million for financial assistance in their current Business Plan. OLEV is also making a minimum £20 million available to support the uptake of ultra low emission taxis.