In 2020, TfL introduced new emission standards for private hire vehicles (PHVs):
From January 1st 2023, all PHVs licensed for the first time must be zero emission capable (ZEC) and meet the Euro 6 emission standard.
That means that any car you buy, new or used, regardless of its age, must be ZEC and meet the Euro 6 emission standard if you apply for a PHV licence starting January 1st 2023.
The new emission standards apply only to vehicles that need to be licensed as PHVs for the first time in London.
IMPORTANT: If you have a car licensed in London before January 1st 2023, this change doesn’t affect you in any way.
To meet the PHV ZEC requirements, a car must:
The good news is that you still have one month left to buy a car and apply for a PHV licence before the new emission standards roll out.
However, it’s safer to buy a ZEC capable car that also meets the Euro 6 emission standard so you can fit into the new 2023 emission standards and worry less about future regulations changes.
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