Transport for London Taxi Driver Survey


Transport for London Taxi Driver Survey

As part of the ongoing work to reduce harmful emissions in London and improve air quality we have commissioned research to investigate the potential for using electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles as taxis (black cabs) in London. At present no electric or plug-in vehicles are available for use as London taxis, but it is possible that suitable vehicles may be available in the future.

It is important that we understand what infrastructure might be needed for such vehicles to be operationally and commercially viable. To do this, we are asking taxi drivers to complete a short survey about their working patterns, working hours, areas worked and where breaks are taken.

A pilot of the survey has recently been conducted to test this. The full survey is now available here and all licensed taxi drivers are encouraged to complete it.

As licensed London taxi drivers, your views on this matter are essential to this research and so we would be grateful if you could complete the survey. Completing the survey only takes around 15 minutes and all results are anonymous and confidential. The results from the survey will be used to help understand drivers’ views on electric vehicles and potential locations for rapid charging points for electric taxis. Once you start the survey you can save it part way through and then return to it later.

Everyone who completes the survey will also be invited to enter a prize draw to win one of two £50 Amazon vouchers.

The closing date for the survey is Monday 13 January 2014.

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