Bath & North East Somertset Council

Bath Breathes 2021 - Taxi Drivers

Taxi Drivers

Bath’s Clean Air Zone

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In 2020, we’re introducing a Clean Air Charging Zone (CAZ) in Bath to improve air quality across the city by 2021.

This means that if you’re still driving a higher-emission, non-compliant taxi or private hire vehicle, you’ll be charged every day that you drive in the zone.

It's therefore important that you keep abreast of the final decision on emissions standards for Bath's Clean Air Zone, which will be published here in Sept/October 2018.


Review of B&NES Council’s Taxi Policy & Conditions

We are reviewing our Taxi Policy & Conditions to reflect current best practice. This includes clarifying which petrol and diesel vehicles will be compliant when Bath’s Clean Air Charging Zone is introduced, and other initiatives to promote public safety and ensure excellent customer service.

Have your say

We are asking all drivers to download and read the proposed Policy & Conditions before responding to an online consultation survey.

This consultation is open from Monday 16 July to Friday 14 September 2018 at 23.59 hrs.

Thank you for reading the documents and taking part in the survey.

How to check your vehicle compliance

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We strongly recommend that you contact your dealer or manufacturer to confirm your vehicle’s emission standard. Unfortunately car registration dates cannot be relied upon.

No decision has yet been made, but it's likely that the following vehicles will meet Bath's Clean Air Zone emission standards. A final decision will be made in Sept/October 2018.

  • Euro 6 diesel vehicles (from approx. 2015)
  • Euro 4, 5 or 6 petrol vehicles (from approx. 2006)
  • Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

Vechicles that don't meet the new emisison standards will be charged to drive in the zone, once in every 24-hour period.


Drop-in event

Odd Down Sports Centre, Monday 16 July 2018

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To find out more about Bath’s CAZ, come along to our dedicated event for taxi drivers and operators.

  • One-to-one advice on getting compliant
  • See demonstration low-emission vehicles
  • See proposals for revised taxi policies and conditions
  • Share your views on possible exemptions e.g. for wheelchair accessible vehicles.

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