|Name of initiative||Taxi4SmartCities|
|Secretariat||ALLO TAXI SAS,1, rue Henri Poincaré, 93270 SEVRAN, FRANCE|
|Organisational structure||In 2017 Taxis4SmartCities became a formal association with status, an internal code of conduct, a clear organization and a dedicated budget. Such a transformation took some months (the general meeting took place in May 2017 and the “relaunch” is planned in September 2017.) and required members to allow a budget to the initiative.|
|Name of lead organisation||ALLO TAXI SAS|
|Type of lead organisation||Corporate|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||France|
|Description|| Our cities are moving forward faster with clean and sustainable transport systems : taxis companies have to get involved in the energy transition right now.
To play their part in those smartest cities, taxis fleets shall accelerate their energy transition, when renewing their own vehicles or when promoting car models to their drivers. Every responsible taxi company should : - create tailor-made offers with partner manufacturers and with local regulator ; - promote low-emission vehicles among drivers, through awareness-raising campaign, training, financial incentive, valuable brand... ; - build privileges for committed drivers for certain rides and/or customers ;
|Objectives|| Accelerating the introduction of low emission vehicles in taxis fleet by 2020.
Worldwide Taxis Companies are committing to accelerating the energy transition of their vehicle fleet by 2020 and 2030. More generally, the Taxi4SmartCities coalition intends to defend a progressive and modern version of the taxi as a key actor of the Smart City. It aims to have at least one company from one country in the LAC and Asia region to join the initiative in the coming years.
Qualitative goals: Make the taxi sector a key player in building Smart Cities, which implies sharing best practices and building an ecosystem in which three kinds of stakeholders find an interest in choosing “green” taxis: consumers, taxi drivers and public authorities.
Make the 4 pillars of sustainability (climate, accessability, safety, social efficiency) priorities for the whole taxi industry. Taxis4SmartCities is to encourage cities to put in place the mandatory infrastructure (dedicated charging points, access to some restricted areas etc.) for “green taxis”, as well as financing supports.
|Activities|| 1- Creation of tailor-made offers by the partner manufacturers with the help of and on behalf of the committing companies ;
2- Promotion of low-emission vehicles among drivers (awareness-raising campaign, training, financial incentive, etc.) ; 3- Privileges granted on certain rides and/or certain customers for drivers in line with the global environment commitment
|One or two success stories achieved|
Monitoring and Impacts
|Function of initiative||Implementation, Capacity building, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue|
|Activity of initiative||Norms and standard setting, Training and education, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Technical operational implementation (ex-post)|
|Goals|| 3 commitment levels have been established to allow companies to make their best effort, according to current state of their fleet and their operational capacities:
BAMBOO CLUB: 33% of new vehicles entering the fleet emit less than 60g of CO2/km by 2020. OAK TREE CLUB: 50% of new vehicles entering the fleet emit less than 60g of CO2/km by 2020. SEQUOIA CLUB: 50% of new vehicles entering the fleet emit less than 60g of CO2/km by 2020 and 100% of new vehicles entering the fleet emit less than 20g of CO2/km by 2030.
|Comments on indicators and goals|
|How will goals be achieved|
|Have you changed or strenghtened your goals|
|Progress towards the goals|| Development since COP 21,
- Official launch of the coalition on April 14, 2016 : agreement on priorities and next steps. -Promotion of the initiative towards de European Commission -New partners from Canada (3 companies) and Belgium (1 company)
|How are you tracking progress of your initiative|| Monitoring of the commitments made will then be ensured through an annual review carried out by the signatories and the associated publication of an assessment of the actions undertaken. The CO2 emissions that could be avoided thanks to the application of the commitments will be evaluated ex ante, using the following formula:
'NB OF VEHICLES x NB OF JOURNEYS/YEAR x AVERAGE KM PER JOURNEY x gC02/km EMISSION RATE"
|Available reporting|| Monitoring of the commitments made will then be ensured through an annual review carried out by the signatories and the associated publication of an assessment of the actions undertaken.
The CO2 emissions that could be avoided thanks to the application of the commitments will be evaluated ex ante, using the following formula: 'NB OF VEHICLES x NB OF JOURNEYS/YEAR x AVERAGE KM PER JOURNEY x g CO2/km EMISSION RATE". Moreover, members have agreed on a common “charter of progress” to encourage innovations related to the four pillars of sustainability (training of drivers, taxi accessibility, shared mobility, complementarity with public transport etc.). The initiative is reported in the annual PPMC report: http://www.ppmc-transport.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-MPGCA-Transport-Initiatives-Report_Final.pdf
|Companies||25||Taxiphone (Suisse),Taxi London (United Kingdom),Les Taxis Bleus (France),Gescop (France),Taxis G7 (France),Cabonline (Sweden),Taxis Bleus (Belgium),Taxis Verts (Belgium),Taxi TCA (Netherlands),Taxikurir (Sweden),Taxi 020 (Sweden),Taxi 31300 (Austria),Alpha Taxis (France),Téo Taxi (Canada),3570.it (Italy),Central Taxis (USA),TOPCAB (USA),Taxi phone 22 (Switzerland),Taxi Jönköbing (Sweden),Taxi Skåne (Sweden),Vancouver Taxi Association (Canada),Black Top & Checker Cabs (Canada),MacLure's Cabs (Canada),Yellow Cab (USA).|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
|Number of members in the years|| |
|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators