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Transport for London (TfL) has announced that as of 1 January 2023 all private hire vehicles licensed for the first time will be required to be zero-emission capable.
"Following an extensive consultation process, to help reduce emissions in London and improve air quality for everyone, licensing requirements for private hire vehicles (PHVs) have changed. The changes only apply to vehicles being licensed as a PHV for the first time in London."
From 1 January 2023
Zero Emission Capable (ZEC) vehicles
To meet the PHV ZEC requirements a vehicle must:
As a minimum, the vehicle must meet the Euro 6 emissions standard if an internal combustion engine is part of the vehicle specification (i.e. hybrid vehicles).