Rapid Charging Points (4)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3176
Question By: 
Keith Prince
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Given that the new ZEC taxi will be hitting the streets in October, how many rapid (55KW) charging points will be installed exclusively for taxis before that time?

Answer

Answer for Rapid Charging Points (4)

Answer for Rapid Charging Points (4)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The first zero emission capable (ZEC) taxis have just gone on sale with the new vehicles expected to be delivered in London towards the end of the year. A limited number of trial vehicles will be on the road in October.

I am committed to delivering 75 rapid charge points by the end of this year, and over half of them are expected to be dedicated for taxis. This will ensure that the first ZEC taxi drivers can maximise their fuel savings and operate mostly with zero emissions in London.

Transport for London (TfL), London Councils and the Greater London Authority also recently announced that almost £4.5m has been allocated to London boroughs to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure on London's streets. This making electric vehicles an easier and more practical option for Londoners across our city, including for taxi drivers who may want to charge at home between shifts.