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Old November 2nd 18, 06:34 AM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default City plans to trial petrol and diesel ban

On 02/11/2018 07:00, Recliner wrote:
Basil Jet wrote:
On 01/11/2018 10:05, Recliner wrote:
Graeme Wall wrote:
On 01/11/2018 09:35, Recliner wrote:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/petrol-and-diesel-facing-ban-in-city-83t0f8zdt?shareToken=35a3d7d1a37b3103d0034424e71ee a77


Good luck with that one. Are there enough low emission buses, taxis,
delivery vehicles, and so on to make it even remotely practical?


Buses and taxis, yes — all new London taxis are PHEVs, with quite a decent
zero emissions range.


So what happens when you walk up to an enclosed rank, such as
Paddington, wanting to go to the City and the first electric vehicle is
the fifth one in the rank?

I strongly suspect all taxis would be exempt.


That's certainly not the long-term intention, but I guess it's something to
be tested during the trial. One initial compromise could be that any taxi
can drop off in the zone, but only electric taxis can pick up. But I'm sure
their long-term plan is to stop any diesel taxis entering the zone at all.

And exactly how do you plan to police that using e.g. ANPR? Or are
there going to be cameras that do occupancy counting?