Updated on 2023-02-18
“We hope that this decision in Hamburg will have a signalling effect – for Germany and the whole of Europe,” said Hamburg’s Green transport senator Anjes Tjarks.
Electrifying the entire taxi fleet will save 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, he added. The city started to support the switch to emission-free taxis in 2021.
At present, more than 350 of the city’s taxis are electrified — a share of 12 percent, the highest share in Germany —25 of which are powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
This is part of a growing trend. NYC recently announced that Uber, Lyft must only operate EVs in the city by 2030
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