London: No initial registrations for polluting taxis beginning from 2018

The public transport system must play a part in the air quality improvement if pollution shall be reduced in European cities. For this reason, all taxis which get the initial registration in London must prove that they can drive 30 miles emission-free beginning from 2018. A scrappage program and a bonus on new hybrid and electric taxis are also implemented in order to speed up the change of the taxi fleet.