Wheelchair accessible PHVs working with a TfL licensed operator exempt from new C-Charge hike

With the latest price hike for London's road users set to start from 22 June, Transport for London's (TfL) Taxi & Private Hire department have confirmed that wheelchair accessible PHVss will be exempt, but only if the driver is working with a TfL licensed operator.

The capital's congestion charge will "temporarily" increase to £15 a day during operating hours of 07:00 - 22:00, 7 days a week, as TfL attempt to claw back some of the huge losses they have suffered since COVID-19 forced the country into lockdown.

The charge increase and switch to 7-days a week were introduced in accordance with TfL's £1.6bn funding agreement with the Government.

London's traditional and iconic taxis are already exempt from any congestion charge fees and offer a fully wheelchair accessible service.

As lockdown begins to ease, many drivers and fleet owners, as well as taxi vehicle manufacturers, have made extra effort to ensure a safe journey for all passengers.

As the manufacturer of London's latest taxi, the TX, the London Electric Vehicle Company have launched a new campaign highlighting how passengers can always stay socially distanced in a personal contactless space by choosing to ride in a traditional taxi. Full details can be found here: LEVC campaign launch.

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