Bulk buying 'clean' taxis

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3744
Question By: 
Richard Tracey
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Could you further elaborate on potential plans to bulk-buy new 'clean' black cabs, which would then be leased back to taxi drivers? The numbers that TfL would look to purchase would be needed, as would the costs associated with the potential purchase.

Answer

Answer for Bulk buying 'clean' taxis

Answer for Bulk buying 'clean' taxis

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have requested that TfL look into this and I expect them to report to me soon.

I have already confirmed that grant funding will be available from TfL and from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles to assist with the purchase of new ZEC taxis from 2018. In addition, TfL will be implementing a decommissioning scheme for older taxis, where owners will be compensated for surrendering their taxis before they reach the 15 year age-limit.