Cleaning up the UK’s taxis
Taxis are a major source of urban air pollution. Transport for London’s ULEZ plans to require all taxis and new private hire vehicles new to licensing from January 2018 to be Zero Emission Capable (ZEC) will have unintended adverse consequences for metropolitan areas across the rest of the UK. Unable to operate in London, the worst polluting diesel taxis will be displaced to other areas of the country.
However, such taxis can easily and economically be converted to run on LPG autogas, enabling taxi drivers to run cleaner vehicles which still meet their operational needs now and in the future. We are calling on TfL to extend the life of LPG taxis in London to five years as the cost of buying a new electric taxi is unaffordable for many taxi drivers but, by converting to LPG, drivers can immediately lower vehicle emissions.
Read Calor’s full briefing here: Calor Briefing for LPG Taxis