Transport: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 5 March 2020.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Conservative, Chipping Barnet

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated to the Mayor of London for reducing emissions from transport in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has provided the following amounts to help reduce emissions from transport in London since 2011:



Funding for 338 Low-carbon buses (this figure is for the Green Bus Fund from 2009-2012)


Funding for 54 Low-emission buses


Funding for Ultra-Low Emission taxis


ULEV Taxi Infrastructure scheme


Go-Ultra Low Cities Scheme


Air Quality Grant (pre-2019)


Support to increase ULEV uptake


Clean Bus Technology Fund


Clean Vehicle Technology Fund


Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme 2019


Air Quality Grant 2019


Hydrogen for Transport Programme


Plug-in Car Grant paid out in respect of vehicles registered in London (current available figure)


Plug-in Taxi Grant paid for taxis licenced in London (payment made to vehicle manufacturers)




TfL also received £5.7bn over the period 2016 to 2021 for general transport funding, which included funding to cover the implementation of measures to address air quality.

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