Transport for London announced a range of new measures and proposals last month aimed at drivers wanting to make the change from diesel to electric taxis.
Included is an £18m fund that will be used to support taxi drivers who want to delicense their Euro 3, 4 or 5 vehicles and other initiatives to support the uptake of Zero Emission Capable (ZEC) taxis. TfL has restructured the taxi delicensing scheme with top payments of £10,000 are available to the first 250 applicants. Further tiered payment levels are available to subsequent applicants on a first come, first saved basis:
Am I eligible for the scheme?
If you are the owner of a diesel taxi that is less than 15 years old you may be able to surrender your taxi vehicle licence and plate in exchange for a payment from TfL. Once a taxi vehicle licence has been surrendered and the vehicle delicensed it cannot be licensed in London again. Check whether you are eligible for the scheme under these Terms and Conditions and apply for a delicensing payment by visiting here.