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.

Each two-bay chargepoint installed through this scheme has one bay exclusively for taxi and private hire vehicle use as part of a bid to encourage taxi and private hire driver to convert from diesel to electric vehicles.

This Taxi Scheme will support commitments by the Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (The LEP) to tackling the global climate emergency and making Leeds City Region a net zero carbon city region – by 2038.

Project Lead

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

West Yorkshire

Business case summary

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OLEV - £1.98 million

LTP - £1.2 million

Project Status

Activity 6: Delivery

Start and end dates


Delivery partners

Calderdale Council, Bradford Council, Kirklees Council, Leeds Council & Wakefield Council

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This page was last updated in Quarter 3 2019/2020.