Amsterdam: electric taxi subsidy for electric taxis almost empty; green gas taxis to be banned from inner city
At the beginning of last month, the municipality of Amsterdam published the Clean Air Action Plan. The most important part of the plan is to make traffic in the city free of emissions by 2030. The city wants to achieve this by expanding the environmental zones and introducing emission-free areas.
For taxis, this means that there will be an emission-free area within the A10 ring road in 2025. Only emission-free taxis are then still permitted in this area. On the way to 2025, the number of clean taxi stands will be expanded. And in 2021 only emission-free taxis will have access to these clean taxi stands (no more green gas taxis).
On May 15, the city and the TTOs celebrated the milestone of 1,000 electric taxis in the city. This means no less than 9 million clean taxi kilometers a year. And that ‘Amsterdammers’ can opt more often for an emission-free taxi. The city thanked taxi operators and TTOs for this milestone.
The switch to e-taxis is a great success in the Dutch capital. In the meantime, the ceiling in the programme for applying for electric taxi subsidies has almost been reached. This means that only a few more applications are possible and the grant portal closes in the short term. After that submitting an application is no longer possible.
Since 2012, 972 electric taxis have been purchased with the help of a grant. In the fall, the city will decide whether new arrangements will and can be introduced to help in the transition process to emission-free vehicles.
- Amsterdam: Electric taxi grants almost exhausted – there are already a 1,000 e-cabs, as shown here by each Amsterdam taxi company.