| Port partners with Q-Park to offer small electric vehicles to the last mile delivery industry, empowering capital’s couriers to boost their performance and reduce carbon footprint.
At the beginning of 2021 Q-Park launched our new TFL Taxi Card product. The aim of this new product is to provide Taxi drivers in London who drive electric vehicles with a safe and secure location to charge their vehicles, whilst paying a significantly lower tariff.
Taxi drivers can easily apply for this new card on the Q-Park website. Once their application has been approved, they will receive an access card that can be used to enter and exit selected Q-Park car parks which house electric vehicle charging stations.
The TFL Taxi Card will provide taxi drivers with a £2 parking tariff for the first hour. This will enable them to charge their vehicle whilst avoiding the standard tariff costs. Any time spent parking over the 1 hour will be charged at the standard tariff with no first hour discount benefit. There will be initial card cost of £15 (Exc. VAT).
To use the card, taxi drivers will scan the card at entry causing the barrier to open. If they leave the car park within an hour, they can scan their card at the exit and will be prompted to pay the £2 parking charge to open the barrier.
In 2019, The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan set out major plans to expand London’s electric vehicle-charging network. The aim of this plan is to ensure that the capital continues to be one of the world’s leading zero-emission cities. With over 1,700 electric taxis operating in London, the TFL Taxi Card product will support the electric vehicle revolution and provide a safe and secure location for Taxi drivers to charge their electric vehicles.
Q-Park is one of the three leading providers of parking facilities in West Europe, whether wholly-owned, leased, managed or in a hybrid business model. Q-Park is notable for its quality approach and has a portfolio comprising over 570,000 parking spaces in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Ireland and Denmark.