Taxis4SmartCities

 Accelerating the introduction of low emission vehicles in taxis fleet by 2020

SmartTaxis4Cities

Worldwide Taxis Companies are committed to accelerating the energy transition of their vehicle fleet by 2020 and 2030. More generally, the Taxi4SmartCities coalition intends to defend a progressive and modern version of the taxi as a key actor of the Smart City.

Commitment

The original commitments remain:

Moreover, during their annual meeting in May 2017 (Berlin), members formally decided to commit on three additional issues:

Clear objectives on these three issues are to be defined before the end of 2017.

Partners and Signatories

Taxi 24 (Germany), Taxiphone (Suisse), Taxi London (UK), Taxis Bleus (France), Gescop (France), G7 (France) and Cabonline (Sweden & Norway). Taxis Bleus (Belgium), Taxis Verts (Belgium) and Taxi TCA (Netherlands) should join in 2018.

In 2017 Taxis4SmartCities became a formal association with status, an internal code of conduct, a clear organization and a dedicated budget. Such a transformation took some months (the general meeting took place in May 2017 and the “relaunch” is planned in September 2017.) and required members to allow a budget to the initiative.

Relevance to advance the Paris Agreement goals

Adaptation: Taxis4SmartCities is to encourage cities to put in place the mandatory infrastructure (dedicated charging points, access to some restricted areas etc.) for “green taxis”, as well as financing supports.

Activities of the Initiative

Outreach and coalition building:

Knowledge development:

Monitoring and reporting:

‘NB OF VEHICLES x NB OF JOURNEYS/YEAR x AVERAGE KM PER JOURNEY x gC02/km EMISSION RATE”

Members are to define the way of monitoring on 1/ Accessibility 2/ Caring for the drivers and 3/ Service to consumers before the end of 2017.

For the coming year, Taxis4SmartCities aims at:

Communicate on the need, for cities, to create the appropriate infrastructure (dedicated fast charging points, dedicated lines etc.) and financing frame (special advantages for clean vehicles) so that taxis can move faster towards sustainability.

Resources

Initiative website: http://www.taxis4smartcities.org/

Focal Point

Fabiola Flexfabiola.flex@rumeurpublique.fr

Yann Ricordel, yricordel@lestaxisbleus.com