ZEV Related Policies
All newly registered taxis and private hire vehicles must be zero-emission capable (ZEV or plug-in hybrid) from 1 January 2023.
Charging Infrastructure Policies
Through its Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy, London targets 40,000 – 60,000 charge points by 2030, with 10% of those being rapid chargers.
The city has introduced a £110 million scrappage scheme with targeted concessions for low-income communities, disabled drivers, small businesses, and charities. Eligible vehicle owners can apply for £2,000 for scrapping a car that doesn’t meet the ULEZ emission standard with the grant increasing to £5,000 for wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Businesses employing ten or fewer persons, sole traders, and charities can receive up to £9,500 to scrap their vehicles or £5,000 to retrofit their vans and minibuses. A targeted grant for taxis provides drivers with up to £7,500 off the cost of a new zero-emission capable taxi. ZEVs are exempted from the city centre congestion charge of £15/day until 25 December 2025.