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Author:  StuartW [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Free licences for ultra-low emission HCs in Basingstoke

Taxi drivers urged to go green with policy changes aimed at battling air pollution issues in town

https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/ne ... s-in-town/

ECO-friendly initiatives are bidding to drive change in reducing pollution and improving air quality across the borough.

Drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles across the borough are being encouraged to go the extra mile when it comes to going green, with changes to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council guidelines.

In April a new taxi fee structure was introduced, meaning that ultra-low emission Hackney Carriage vehicles get a licence for free.

The updated licensing scheme includes the removal of rules over the type of vehicle which can be driven, giving more choice about the makes and models of vehicles for drivers.

Cabinet member for regulatory services and the environment Councillor Hayley Eachus said: “Everyone needs to do their bit when it comes to keeping our air clean.

“We hope that these measures will make it easier for drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles to make good choices about the cars that they are driving and about how they are driving them.”

The scheme also introduces an upper age limit for licensed carriage vehicles in a bid to reduce pollution caused by older vehicles operating, mainly within the town centre.

The policy also now allows vehicles with smaller, more efficient engines, including hybrid and electric vehicles, to be licensed.

The borough council is also working to promote anti-idling messages to drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles.

New signage is being introduced at the taxi rank at Basingstoke Railway Station encouraging drivers to switch off their engines while they wait and drivers are being given anti-idling car stickers to display in their vehicles.

This new initiative forms part of the borough council’s scheme to reduce air pollution across Basingstoke and Deane.

For more information about the council’s Clean Air Basingstoke and Deane campaign, go to basingstoke.gov.uk/clean-air

Author:  StuartW [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Free licences for ultra-low emission HCs in Basingstoke

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The borough council is also working to promote anti-idling messages to drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles.

New signage is being introduced at the taxi rank at Basingstoke Railway Station encouraging drivers to switch off their engines while they wait and drivers are being given anti-idling car stickers to display in their vehicles.


Yes, I'm sure a few signs and stickers will persuade them, and help turn the planet green :-s :badgrin:

Author:  jimbo [ Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Free licences for ultra-low emission HCs in Basingstoke

StuartW wrote:
Quote:
The borough council is also working to promote anti-idling messages to drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles.

New signage is being introduced at the taxi rank at Basingstoke Railway Station encouraging drivers to switch off their engines while they wait and drivers are being given anti-idling car stickers to display in their vehicles.


Yes, I'm sure a few signs and stickers will persuade them, and help turn the planet green :-s :badgrin:


And they’ll all be rushing out to buy a new £55,000. Cab so they can save £150. On a plate.

Author:  edders23 [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:47 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Free licences for ultra-low emission HCs in Basingstoke

ours do a 10 percent discount but the age rule is the same

If they want people to buy electric vehicles there needs to be complete removal of age limits on those vehicles as it is a 20 year investment

Author:  heathcote [ Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Free licences for ultra-low emission HCs in Basingstoke

StuartW wrote:
Taxi drivers urged to go green with policy changes aimed at battling air pollution issues in town

https://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/ne ... s-in-town/

ECO-friendly initiatives are bidding to drive change in reducing pollution and improving air quality across the borough.

Drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles across the borough are being encouraged to go the extra mile when it comes to going green, with changes to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council guidelines.

In April a new taxi fee structure was introduced, meaning that ultra-low emission Hackney Carriage vehicles get a licence for free.

The updated licensing scheme includes the removal of rules over the type of vehicle which can be driven, giving more choice about the makes and models of vehicles for drivers.

Cabinet member for regulatory services and the environment Councillor Hayley Eachus said: “Everyone needs to do their bit when it comes to keeping our air clean.

“We hope that these measures will make it easier for drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles to make good choices about the cars that they are driving and about how they are driving them.”

The scheme also introduces an upper age limit for licensed carriage vehicles in a bid to reduce pollution caused by older vehicles operating, mainly within the town centre.

The policy also now allows vehicles with smaller, more efficient engines, including hybrid and electric vehicles, to be licensed.

The borough council is also working to promote anti-idling messages to drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles.

New signage is being introduced at the taxi rank at Basingstoke Railway Station encouraging drivers to switch off their engines while they wait and drivers are being given anti-idling car stickers to display in their vehicles.

This new initiative forms part of the borough council’s scheme to reduce air pollution across Basingstoke and Deane.

For more information about the council’s Clean Air Basingstoke and Deane campaign, go to basingstoke.gov.uk/clean-air


Do not believe they can issue hackney carriage licenses fee free,the law does not allow this.They can issues fee free licenses to private hire vehicles and drivers if they so wish,the law does allow this.

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