All Taxis Go Electric by 2030
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In March 2017, the total number of licensed taxi and private hire vehicles in England was 281,000. Transports accounts for around a quarter of the UK's production of greenhouse gases. Road transport is responsible for 80% of nitrogen oxide emissions in roadside tests.
Taxis are driving all day long, polluting the Earth.
This is what the government plan on doing:
At Autumn Budget 2017 the government announced that from April 2019, zero emission capable taxis would be exempt from the Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) supplement that applies to expensive cars. On 6 March 2018 the government also clarified that, in line with the approach set out in this document, it is minded to exempt all zero emission capable purpose built taxis from this supplement every time they renew VED after April 2019, even if they were first registered before that date. Since VED renewals take place every 12 months, this would mean that all zero emission capable purpose-built taxis purchased from April 2018 will be exempt from this supplement. With this exemption, alongside the Plug-in Taxi grant available to such taxis, the government hopes that taxi drivers will be incentivised to make cleaner choices and accelerate transition low emission vehicles.
Let's look after our environment. Let's see the difference. Let's make sure every Taxi is electric by 2030.
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