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Sustainability and Clean Air Vehicles:

The London Perspective

Alan Matthews

Head of Projects and Developments

Public Carriage Office, Transport for London


Sustainability and clean air vehicles
Sustainability and Clean Air Vehicles

Implications for taxis and private hire vehicles in London

- what have we done so far

- future plans

European requirements

UK National Requirements

London Mayoral initiatives


European requirements
European Requirements

any passenger vehicle manufactured for sale for use within the EU is required to satisfy European Whole Type Approval (EWTA)

EWTA defines standards for vehicle construction and safety

Vehicles manufactured from specified dates are required to satisfy the relevant standard


European emissions standards
European Emissions Standards

EU have specified Euro emissions standards since 1997

Passenger cars can only be given EWTA provided they meet the relevant Euro standards for exhaust emissions

The standards and effective dates are:

- Euro III 1 January 2001

- Euro IV 1 January 2007

- Euro V 1 January 2011

- Euro VI 1 September 2016

EU standards specify limits for CO, HC, NOx and PM

all new taxis in London required to meet Euro IV since January 2007

all other taxis in London required to meet Euro III since 1 July 2008


Uk national requirements
UK National Requirements

National Vehicle Register (DVLA)

all vehicles required to be registered with DVLA

Vehicle information recorded on the DVLA record

unique vehicle licence plate number

vehicle owner name and address

vehicle make, model and colour

fuel type (eg petrol, diesel, hybrid etc)

engine size

Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) Band


VED Band information

All vehicles registered since January 2001, DVLA records CO2 emissions by g/km

The bands are:

BandCO2 g/kmAnnual fee

A up to 100 $0.00

B 101 – 120 $70.00

C 121 – 150 $240.00

D 151 – 165 $290.00

E 166 – 185 $340.00

F Over 185 $420.00

G Over 225 $800.00

concessions are permitted for alternative fuel vehicles

all London taxis fall into band G


London mayoral initiatives for improving air quality
London Mayoral initiatives for improving air quality

European requirements

Low Emissions Zone (LEZ)


The london low emission zone

The London Low Emission Zone


Overview of low emission zone
Overview of Low Emission Zone

Aims to discourage most individually polluting vehicles from being driven in London

Heavy diesel-engine vehicles affected from 4 February 2008, with a phased introduction for other vehicles

Vehicles have to meet specified emissions standards

Operators can pay a daily charge to drive non-compliant vehicles in the LEZ

Covers the majority of Greater London, inc. Motorways

Operates all day, every day

Enforced using fixed and mobile cameras with heavy penalties for non-compliance


Vehicles affected by the lez 1
Vehicles Affected by the LEZ (1)

Trucks >12t GVW

4 Feb 2008 Euro III for PMJan 2012 Euro IV for PM

  • Includes:

  • Goods Vehicles

  • Motor Caravans

  • Motorised Horseboxes

Trucks 3.5t - 12t GVW

7 July 2008 Euro III for PMJan 2012 Euro IV for PM

Buses & Coaches

  • Includes:

  • Vehicles with more than 8 seats, plus the driver’s seat > 5t GVW

7 July 2008 Euro III for PMJan 2012 Euro IV for PM


Vehicles Affected by the LEZ (1)

Large Vans

  • Includes:

  • Vehicles 1.205t unladen and 3.5t GVW

  • Motor Caravans

Oct 2010 Euro III for PM

Minibuses

  • Includes:

  • Vehicles with less than 8 seats, plus the driver’s seat

Oct 2010 Euro III for PM


Options for compliance
Options for Compliance

Options available to operators include:

Fitting a particulate abatement device

Fitting a new compliant engine in the vehicle

Buying a new or compliant second-hand vehicle

Reorganising fleet so only compliant vehicles travel in zone

Or paying the £200 daily charge (online, by phone or post)

Failure to pay the charge will incur a £1000 Penalty Charge Notice

A small number of vehicles are entitled to an exemption:

Non-road going vehicles, e.g. mobile cranes, specialist plant

Historic vehicles registered before 1973

Military vehicles

Certain showmen’s vehicles


Implications for taxis and private hire vehicles in london
Implications for taxis and private hire vehicles in London

What has the Public Carriage Office done so far?

Taxis

Emissions Strategy for taxis announced in March 2005

objective that all taxis to be Euro III compliant by 1 July 2008

achieved by way of ‘retrofit’ programme commencing July 2006

20p environmental charge to be added to all fares for 3 year period

objective achieved


Private Hire Vehicles

around 49,000 licensed private hire vehicles

regularly monitor the age profile of the licensed fleet

around 70% of the fleet are Euro III or better

around 8% of the fleet fall within VED Band G


How do we monitor the taxi and private hire fleet?

VED Bands as specified by the DVLA




Recent developments and plans for the future

Mayoral change in London in May 2008

Mayoral commitment to scrap plans for charging $50 a day for Band G vehicles entering the Congestion Charge Zone

Mayoral commitment to review the West London Zone extension


Initiatives being progressed by the PCO

Low Carbon Taxi Project:

to examine introduction of low carbon taxis into the London market by encouraging/promoting up to 10 prototype low carbon taxis for field trials and proof of concept

Smarter Driving and Eco-Maintenance Campaign:

aim to reduce CO2 emissions of taxis and 'for hire' vehicles in the short term by introducing an education and promotion campaign for drivers, owners, dispatching companies, taxi overhaulers


Initiatives being progressed by the PCO

CO2 Limits Project:

developing and recommending plans for introducing appropriate mandatory measures to reduce taxi and 'for hire' CO2 emissions through conditions of licensing

(These projects to be progressed through to 2012)




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