Private Hire Vehicles - zero emission capable requirement (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3596
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In your answer to my question 2017/2080 you said "The introduction of zero emission capable (ZEC) licensing requirements for new private hire vehicles (PHVs) will be gradually introduced from 2020 to allow time for vehicles that meet the varied needs of the private hire trade to become available".  Why could the ZEC requirement not be applied to Private Hire Vehicles from January 2018 where suitable ZEC vehicles are already available?

Answer

Answer for Private Hire Vehicles - zero emission capable requirement (2)

Answer for Private Hire Vehicles - zero emission capable requirement (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The timeframe for the introduction of ZEC licensing requirements for private hire vehicles (PHVs) will ensure vehicles are available that meet the varied needs of the private hire trade. In the meantime, where possible, I strongly encourage all professional drivers to make the switch to a suitable zero emission capable (ZEC) vehicle to maximise their own fuel savings and help clean up London's air.

From January 2018, new emissions requirements will mean newly licensed PHVs need to meet the Euro 6 emission standard (or Euro 4 if petrol hybrid). PHVs will also need to comply with the Ultra Low Emission Zone, which I have proposed to introduce from April 2019.