February 12, 2007
New Emissions Strategy for London's Metrocabs
Emission strategy for London Taxis – update
In order to assist Metrocab owners comply with the emission strategy, the PCO will be announcing which systems have been approved upon completion of independent field trials and testing to Euro 3 level.
The PCO has now approved the Nissan engine conversion, fitted with the STT Emtec CleanCab system, an emission reduction solution in support of the Mayor’s Taxi Emission Strategy.
The Nissan Engine conversion is fitted with the STT Emtec CleanCab system comprising of a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst, a cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system, an air-to-air intercooler and a turbocharger.
This conversion can be installed into the following models of taxis which then become Euro 3 compliant:
· Metrocab Series I
· Metrocab Series II
· Metrocab Series III
Further details about this conversion can be obtained from the London Central Cab Company on 020 7501 9998. This system has been independently tested by the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and has undergone at least 6 months on ‘in-service’ durability testing.
As of 1 July 2007 any Metrocab taxi that is of a Pre-Euro, Euro 1 or Euro 2 standard will, when presented for their annual licensing inspection, be required to have either PCO/EST approved emission reduction equipment fitted or an approved conversion to run on alternative fuels as a requirement of licensing.
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