Hybrid Vehicles

MQT on 2017-08-10
Session date: 
August 10, 2017
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


TfL recently announced that three new bus routes in London will be using electric-only buses. Whilst these new bus routes are a step in the right direction, given the economic urgency of air pollution what more are you doing to make London more electric vehicle friendly?


Answer for Hybrid Vehicles

Answer for Hybrid Vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My draft Transport Strategy sets out progressive policies and proposals to address London's poor air quality and to support the switch to electric vehicles.

I am leading by example, enabling the switch to electric vehicles in the fleets over which I have control. For example, all newly-licensed taxis and Private Hire Vehicles will be zero emission capable from 2018 and 2020 respectively. To support the charging needs of these vehicles, TfL is working with private sector partners to deliver a network of rapid charging points in key sites across London as part of an £18m investment programme.

Funding is also available to boroughs to install charging points to serve residents and businesses through London's £13m Go Ultra Low City Scheme. As part of this programme, a total of 25 boroughs were recently awarded up to £300,000 to install up to 1,500 standard-speed on-street charging points in residential areas. I also encourage boroughs to support the provision of electric vehicle charging points through the Local Implementation Plan process, and through the London Plan requirements.

To help boroughs and private charge point operators identify where charging infrastructure is most needed in London, TfL has recently published evidence-based guidance which can be found here: tfl.gov.uk/ulev-research.