Future Taxi Emissions

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Keith Prince Keith Prince Conservative

If the Mayor cannot predict with any certainty future taxi driver numbers how can he be confident of future taxi emission estimates?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

As of 6 October 2019, there were 19,156 taxis licensed. TfL’s projections of taxi emissions take into account recent trends including the changing size of the overall fleet, information on delicensing applications and the uptake of Zero Emission Capable taxis. The projections provide an appropriate estimate and level of confidence using information available. Further certainty in reducing emissions from taxis over the coming years is provided through the enhanced delicensing scheme, providing £42 million to help remove the oldest and most polluting taxis, and TfL’s proposals for a phased age limit.

Figures for the number of licensed taxis and taxi drivers are published on TfL’s website.