Remove Congestion charge liability for all PHV that are ULEZ compliant

Remove Congestion charge liability for all PHV that are ULEZ compliant

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Mohammed Miah started this petition to Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London) and

We all feel that pollution is indeed a problem in London and many other cities all over the world. But to act as Mayor of London and favour only the Black Taxi’s, you are doing a terrible thing. It is not fair that most PHV drivers had to change their vehicles in order to be compliant with The new ULEZ and then find that they still need to pay the congestion charge. If you really cared about pollution in London, Black taxi’s which are 15 years old; would not be allowed to operate with their heavily diesel polluting engines. Yet you are giving them the opportunity to carry on until 2025 and also are giving them many incentives to change their vehicles by offering huge lump sums. 

It is true that you are offering a small incentive to anyone else that wishes to be ULEZ compliant, but only when purchasing a new vehicle. Majority of people do not have the ability to buy a brand new vehicle. Neither does it seem appealing to spend £50,000 on a speficific new car of TfL’s choice to save £2500. Majority will opt to buy the same model car, but used and with a little Milage for about 30% less then the original new value. It is very clear that you are specifically favouring the black taxi’s and appear to have your own gains of some sort in this situation by being unfair to Private hire vehicles (PHV). Perhaps you wish to minimise the appeal for PHV’s to enter the congestion zone, thus making it more busier for Black taxi’s again. Either way, people are not blind to your motive. 

If you really care about London and it visitors and residents, then the same rules should apply to all. Just like the Hackney carriage Black Taxi’s are there to serve commuters across London, so are PHV’s. Both are licensed by the same authority (TFL) and both have their individual benifts in London. 

If you truly care about Londoners, then as acting Mayor of London, you must be just. You must remove this congestion charge for all PHV that are ULEZ compliant at the very least.  Additionally, it seems like you want to make London greener with more electric vehicles, yet you are lacking in having anywhere near enough of charging points required to make this transition successful. Majority of the diesel ULEZ compliant PHV’s are emitting less co2 then the electric black taxi’s that never charge their electric black cabs; instead they simply run on the petrol. You must take immediate action and rectify this problem that us Londoners are going to have to pay for. 

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