FOI request detail

Diesel Private Hire vehicles

Request ID: FOI-2738-1819
Date published: 13 February 2019

You asked

Can you tell me how many Diesel vehicles TFL licenced as private hire vehicles in 2018? If costs allow can you provide a total breakdown of models and manufacturers.

We answered

Our Ref:          FOI-2738-1819

Thank you for your request received on 17 January 2019 asking for information about diesel private hire vehicles (PHV).
Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require.
Since 1 January 2018 all private hire vehicles (PHVs) licensed for the first time must have a Euro 6 petrol or diesel engine, or a Euro 4 petrol-hybrid engine.  Out of 87,170 private hire vehicles licensed in 2018, 46,001 (52.77%) were diesel only. Of the 46,001 diesel only vehicles licensed in 2018, 8,367 (18.2%) were licenced for the first time.
More information on emission standard for private hire vehicles can be found on our website:
On 8 April 2019, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) will launch in central London to help improve air quality and the health of Londoners.
A breakdown of the make and model of the PHV fleet is available on our website:
In accordance with section 21 of the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply you with a copy of the requested information as it is already accessible to you elsewhere. We are currently working to publish updated information and hope to do so in the near future.
If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me.
Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.
Yours sincerely

Gemma Jacob
Senior FOI Case Officer
FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

[email protected]

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