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Environmental Consideration for Taxi and Private Hire Licensing Policy

Members of are recommended to approve the extension of licensing standard hybrid vehicles.

Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2023

Decision due: 29 Jan 2024 by Licensing Committee

Department: Communities Group

Contact: Wangari Njiiri, Environmental Health and Licensing Support Team Leader Email: Wangari.Njiiri@cambridge.gov.uk.

Additional Information: This item will automatically appear on the agenda.

Background Information: With the impact of the pandemic and the move from Europe, there is a lack of available ultra low and electric vehicles, making it difficult for the taxi trade to be able to comply with the environmental consideration of the taxi policy. In June 2022 members agreed for that for 2 years, standard hybrid vehicles with CO2 emissions less than 120g per km could be licenced. This to be reviewed in 2024.

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