Ultra-Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV)

The Secretary of State for Transport has awarded West Yorkshire Combined Authority a capital grant on 30 March 2017 to deliver its Ultra-low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) Taxi Infrastructure proposals, for the low uptake scenario.

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 Taxi Scheme will support and help to promote low carbon, zero emission taxi and private hire operation across West Yorkshire through the required charging infrastructure. The inclusion of public charging bays increases the effectiveness of this scheme in improving air quality.

Project Lead


West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

West Yorkshire


Business case summary

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Local Transport Plan- £1.2 million


Project Status

Activity 5: Full Business Case plus Finalised Costs

Start and end dates



Delivery partners

Calderdale Council

Bradford Council

Kirklees Council

Leeds Council

Wakefield Council


Other funders

OLEV Grant- £1.98 million


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