ULEV Taxi Scheme

As a result of a successful £2 million bid to the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), West Yorkshire Combined Authority and its partner local authorities - Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield Councils are installing 88 rapid vehicle charging points across West Yorkshire

Taxis (hackney carriage and private hire vehicles (PHV)) in West Yorkshire are predominantly diesel cars or vans with an average vehicle age of 6.5 years. The majority of journeys are within town and city centres and therefore contribute to local air pollution issues.

This ULEV Taxi Scheme will support the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)’s commitment to make West Yorkshire a net-zero carbon economy by 2038.

Each two-bay charge point comprises one bay exclusively for taxi and private hire vehicle to encourage taxi and private hire drivers to convert from diesel to electric vehicles. The charge points are being rolled out from August 2019 and are free to use until 29th October 2021.

Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority
District/ Area West Yorkshire
Business case summary Link Here
Funding OLEV - £1.98 million LTP - £1.2 million
Project Status Activity 6: Delivery
Start and end dates 2018 - July 2021
Delivery partners Calderdale Council, Bradford Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council & Wakefield Council
Get in touch (contact information) TransportProjects@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Quarter 1 21/22