Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan 2016 (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4028
Question By: 
Florence Eshalomi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What plans do you have to introduce a scrappage scheme for private hire drivers who choose to no longer licence their vehicle in London?

Answer

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan 2016 (4)

Answer for Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan 2016 (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have asked TfL to start work on the costs and challenges of implementing a diesel scrappage scheme as part of a wider national scheme delivered by the Government. This would support private hire drivers who choose to no longer use their vehicle.

 

Private hire drivers and vehicle owners have access to a wide range of vehicles at different and competitive prices. Funding to help private hire drivers purchase new zero emission capable vehicles is also available through the Office for Low Emission Vehicles’ plug-in car grant. This reduces the purchase price of a vehicle by up to £4,500, depending on its zero emission range.