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Age specification policy relating to New Hackney Carriages

Time is running out for drivers of Nottingham City Council Licensed Hackney Carriages to change their vehicles to either Euro 6 or Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles (ULEVs) with effect from 1 January 2020 in line with the Age and Emissions Policy.

Frequently asked questions

The Age and Emissions Policy states only Euro 6 or ULEVs will be licensed from 1 January 2020. No further plating of existing vehicles (other than Euro 6 or ULEV) will take place after 30 June 2019 ie you will only be allowed to re-plate your vehicle for a full six months prior to 31 December 2019 (MOTs will not be allowed to overlap into 2020).

As per our Age and Emissions Policy there are a number of vehicle manufacturers have been approved by Nottingham City Council. 

  • LEVC TXecity (ULEV)
  • Nissan Dynamo (EV)
  • Mercedes Vito (E6)
  • Ford Tourneo (E6)
  • Vauxhall Vivaro (E6)

No, the Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Age and Emissions Policy states that only Euro 6 or ULEV vehicles will be licensed.

No, we are only accepting Euro 6 or ULEVs from now on.

As per the Age and Emissions Policy (which came into force in January 2018) you can run a Euro 6 until 2030.

From 2018, fourteen years (reducing to twelve from 2025).

No new Euro 6 vehicles will be plated beyond 31 December 2024.  Only ULEV vehicles will be plated after 1 January 2025.

The Council is investigating options to review the Clear Zone and refresh how we manage access.  As the City has and continues to change, we need to adapt and ensure we can manage vehicles properly using ANPR cameras where necessary.  We are also keen to ensure taxis licensed elsewhere are compliant in terms of emissions and the expected behaviour.  A new permit scheme will allow us to manage the City centre much more effectively and ultimately withdraw access rights if standards are not adhered to.  Details of the scheme will be announced later this year.

Yes, over 230 chargers are being installed across the administrative areas of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Derby and Derbyshire (known as the D2N2 network) by 2020.  Information on where the charge points are located and how to become a member of the D2N2 network are featured here: https://www.transportnottingham.com/projects/charge-point-project/

For ad-hoc usage of the rapid charge points, drivers will pay 25p per kilowatt.  There is also a D2N2 network tariff offering a discount of 20p per kilowatt.

Unfortunately, due to severe Central Government cuts, the City Council is very short of money but we are able to support in a number of other ways including; the mytaxi app, extensive charging infrastructure, continued challenge to rogue drivers (illegal plying for hire) by using a permit scheme and better use of CCTV/ANPR.  We are providing three LEVC Hackney Carriages to try for a period of twelve days to understand how they work.  To sign up to the Electric Taxi Trial click here. 

The Council will also be launching a home charge grant scheme for taxi drivers with off street parking and a licensing redemption scheme for drivers who opt for the ULEV taxis in 2019.  More details of the scheme will be announced in due course.

All new and existing Euro 6 or ULEV Taxis will be required to be black (approved manufacturer’s colour as per our Policy) with a white vinyl roof and white city crest.  All existing Sherwood Green non-Euro 6/ULEV Taxis can remain whilst they are licensed with us (until 31 December 2019 at the very latest).

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