Saturday, December 27, 2014

TfL London Taxi and Private Hire Notice 17/14 : Proof that TfL are changing the rules to suit Uber.

Newly Licensed Private Hire Vehicles – Hybrid Vehicles

In order to reduce harmful emissions and tackle poor air quality in London, in 2012 new emissions requirements were introduced for private hire vehicles
(PHVs). These were introduced as part of the Mayor’s Air Quality Strategy and included a requirement that all newly licensed PHVs must be under five years old.

The requirement for newly licensed PHVs is now being updated, and with effect from 1 January 2015, full electric and petrol hybrid vehicles which emit
less than 110g/km CO2, as defined by the manufacturer, will be exempt from the 5 year rule. 

This is to recognise that these particular vehicle types have
lower emissions of NOx, PM10 and CO2 than conventionally powered vehicles.

The minimum Euro 4 emissions standard and maximum 10 year age limit still apply.

An eligible vehicle must be:
Full electric or
Petrol parallel hybrid or
Petrol full series hybrid

In addition to the above an eligible vehicle must fall within the fuel type ‘hybrid/electric’ and display CO2 emissions of less than 110g/km on the V5C
registration document.

NSL Ltd, TfL’s licensing contractor, will use the V5C to verify the above requirements are met prior to licensing vehicles.

Helen Chapman
23 December 2014 General Manager.

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