Research into low emission taxis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-09-16
Session date: 
September 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2665
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What funding have you provided for research into low emission taxis since becoming Mayor in 2008?

Answer

Answer for Research into low emission taxis

Answer for Research into low emission taxis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have led extensive policy efforts to require new zero emission capable taxis for London, thereby incentivising manufacturers to invest significant sums developing these state of the art vehicles. We now have three viable models being produced by LTC, Frazer Nash and Karsan. I have supported their efforts by researching the feasibility for a rapid charging network for taxis, developing proposals for decommissioning payments to help taxi drivers transition to the new vehicles and by undertaking research on the range of needs of taxi drivers.