Taxi and private hire electric charging points

Background

Greater Manchester has a vision for a fully integrated, sustainable and green transport network. We want to make sure taxis and private hire vehicles play their part in reducing harmful air pollution and carbon emissions.

So, we’re aiming for an entirely zero-emission taxi and private hire fleet across Greater Manchester by 2029.

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Expanding the electric vehicle charging network

One way we can support a move to zero-emission-capable taxis and private hire vehicles is by expanding Greater Manchester’s publicly owned electric vehicle (EV) charging network. This would help give taxi and private hire drivers and operators who are considering upgrading to EVs access to charging points where and when they need them.

The new operator of our network, Amey, has launched a new charging brand in Greater Manchester – Be.EV. Amey has upgraded more than 100 existing charging points and is installing 25 new rapid chargers.

Taxi and private hire vehicle chargers

We’re introducing Be.EV electric charging points for use only by taxi and private hire drivers. We’ve secured £2.4m from the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and other sources to install 30 of these rapid chargers across Greater Manchester. We’re also bidding for funding for a further 40 dedicated taxi and private hire charging points.

For the confirmed 30 charging points, we’re planning to install three sets of chargers in 10 locations – one in each local authority area in Greater Manchester. We’ve identified more than 100 possible sites for the chargers, from which we’ll choose the final 10 locations.

We’ll be publishing a map on this page soon, showing the possible charger locations, and we want to hear from taxi and private hire drivers and operators. We’ll have an online comment form, and we’ll also be holding online engagement sessions, when drivers and operators can hear from the EV project team and give their views. All feedback received will be considered before deciding on the final sites for the charging points.

In the meantime, please email or call us using the contact details at the bottom of the page if you have any questions.