Taxis and private hire vehicles

Our proposed policy for vehicle emission standards and age limits will be considered by the Licensing and Public Protection Committee on 10 April 2019. You can read the report here.

We have reduced the emissions of 65 of Birmingham’s Hackney carriages (black cabs) by fitting LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) fuelled engines. These engines are Euro 6 compliant, meaning they will be not be charged to enter a Clean Air Zone.

We have been awarded funding from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to introduce 197 electric taxi charging points, all of which will offer fast or rapid charging facilities for Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles. Electric vehicles will be exempt from charges in a Clean Air Zone.

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