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Black Cab Green

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Black Cab Green will deliver a robust forecast of the uptake and impact of plug-in taxis and private hire vehicles within the Greater London area, which will support ambitions for London to become one of the world’s leading low carbon cities.

What is the project about?

Transport for London (TFL) have introduced new license requirements that all new black cabs will need to be zero-emission capable from 2018 and the same for all new mini cabs from 2020. This aligns with the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy ambition that all taxis, private hire vehicles and public sector car fleets will be zero emission capable by 2033.

How we’re doing it

The study will establish what needs to change on the city’s electricity network, to prepare for a future when all of the 60,000 black cab and minicab drivers switch to zero-emissions vehicles. The project will also develop a long-term strategy to work with the capital’s taxi drivers and the wider industry in the coming years as the electrification of taxis increases.

What makes it innovative

This project measures the only tangible EV transition as mandated by legislation for London. It is the most accurate geospatial data on LV network risk for an EV customer segment.

What we’re learning

The project aims to better understand planning models for the electrification of taxi and private hire vehicles. This work will also provide recommendations to inform a future strategy for deploying smart solutions.

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