Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Newsletter

Age limit and emission standards for Private Hire Vehicles

Criteria for age limit and emission standards for licensing of a new Private Hire Vehicle, as well as to renew an existing licence

The maximum age for a new Private Hire Vehicle to obtain a license is:

  1. “Less than five years of age” - when it is licensed (not when the application is made), and must meet with all of the Conditions of Fitness (as detailed within this Pack) applicable to the type of licence applied for
  2. “Less than seven years of age” - for Alternative Fuel Type Vehicles (Tax Code TC59 definition), OR petrol vehicles (TC 48 definition) OR diesel vehicles (TC 49 definition AND meeting the RDE2 standard), that also produce CO2 emission figures of 110g/km or less as displayed in the DVLA V5 Vehicle Registration Certificate” and must meet with all of the Conditions of Fitness (as detailed within this Pack) applicable to the type of licence applied for.

All Private Hire Vehicles currently licensed by this Authority shall be permitted to be re-licensed irrespective of their age.