We want your views on dedicated electric vehicle charging points for Taxi and Private Hire
Transport for Greater Manchester have asked us to share the following information with you:
Greater Manchester’s taxi and private hire drivers and operators are being asked to help decide the locations of 30 new electric vehicle rapid chargers for use only by the trade. Whether you drive an electric vehicle, diesel, petrol or hybrid vehicle, we want to hear from you.
With a government-mandated Clean Air Zone on the way (expected from spring 2022), Greater Manchester is encouraging a move to lower-emission vehicles and aiming for a zero-emission taxi and private hire fleet by 2029, with supporting government funding to help vehicle owners upgrade.
The new taxi and private hire vehicle-only charging points will be installed as part of the existing publicly owned Be.EV network.
Last year we asked drivers and operators for their views on more than 100 possible sites that have already been identified, thank you to those who have given their feedback so far.
The online engagement has been reopened, so drivers and operators can continue to give their views until 11.59pm on Sunday 14 March 2021.
It’s proposed that there will be 10 locations – one in each of Greater Manchester's 10 local authority areas. It’s also proposed that each location will host three rapid chargers.
The possible sites can be viewed on an interactive map where you can give feedback.
Drivers and operators will also be able attend online sessions to hear from TfGM’s EV project team and comment on the potential charging point locations. You can sign-up to one of the sessions on the website.
Comments are also welcome by email at email@example.com or by phone on 0161 244 1100.
The initial 30 dedicated charging points – funded with £2.4m from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (formerly Office for Low Emissions Vehicles) and other sources – are the first phase of a programme of EV investment in Greater Manchester to support the taxi and private hire trade. A funding bid is also being made for a further 40 dedicated taxi and PHV chargers.
For further information about the electric charging points and the GM CAP and MLS projects, visit gmtaxistandards.com.