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Taxi drivers continue protest against Cardiff Council plans to remove cap for EV and Euro 6 cabs

Updated: Jan 10, 2023

Image credit: Unite Wales

Cardiff taxi drivers descended on the Welsh capital yesterday to continue their fight against Cardiff Council taxi industry fleet plans.

Before Christmas, drivers swamped County Hall to protest against the plans to remove the taxi vehicle cap for electric and Euro 6 cabs.

Unite Wales claim the move will make it even harder for drivers with older vehicles currently licensed to make a living and invest in new greener taxis.

The union posted a video of the protest on Cardiff’s roads.

A Unite Wales spokesperson said yesterday: “Today, Cardiff Taxi Drivers descended on the city centre in massive numbers to escalate their ongoing dispute with Cardiff Council.

“Drivers are protesting plans to remove restrictions on the amount of electric/euro 6 cars permitted to work in the city.”

Speaking before Christmas, Alan McCarty, Unite Union Officer, said: “There are already plans to make all vehicles electric in a few years.

“How are poorer drivers expected to have funds to purchase these in an already oversaturated market?

“Giving new licenses only to those already financially capable of owning Tesla makes it worse, Cardiff Council.”


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