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Grants & Incentives for electric taxi drivers

Programme funding available to support electric, low emission taxis

GET UP TO £20,000 OFF TX FOR BUSINESSES IN KENT, ESSEX, OR EAST SUSSEX

The LoCASE is an EU funded project in partnership with Kent County Council, East Sussex County Council, Essex County Council, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Thurrock Council and the University of Brighton.

It offers grants for energy efficiency and carbon saving measures to help SMEs - including taxi drivers - switch towards a greener electric taxi.

To assess your eligibility please complete the LoCASE evaluation questionnaire here:

check your eligibility

Upon completion of the online evaluation questionnaire a member of the LoCASE team will be in touch to advise on the next steps. Once you have received confirmation from the LoCASE team that you are eligible for the grant, contact LEVC to discuss the purchase options for your new TX.

For further information about the LoCASE grant and the funding that’s available visit here:

Learn more about LoCASE


PLUG-IN TAXI GRANT

In March 2017 the Department for Transport announced a further £64 million of investment to promote the use of electric taxis.

This money will support drivers in two important ways:

1. A £50 million Plug-in Taxi Grant programme. This will give taxi drivers up to £7,500 off the price of a new vehicle. Taxi drivers who switch to the new electric cabs could also save around £2,800 in fuel costs a year.

2. £14 million of investment will deliver new dedicated charging points for electric taxis in 10 council areas. These include:

Birmingham (£2.9 million) Coventry (£1.2 million)
London (£5.2 million) Nottingham (£700,000)
Dundee (£515,000) The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (£1.98 million)
Oxford (£370,000) Cambridge (£426,000)
Wolverhampton (£478,000) Slough (£157,000)

These projects are expected to deliver around 400 rapid and 150 fast charging points which will enable the take-up of around 23,000 ULEV taxis nationally including supporting existing plug in private hire vehicles.

Learn more about the Plug-in taxi grant

TAXI DELICENSING SCHEME 

As part of the Mayor of London's commitment to double spending on air quality over the next five years, TfL have allocated an additional £42 million for the taxi delicensing scheme.

The scheme offers owners of the oldest, most polluting taxis a payment of up to £5,000 to remove their vehicle from London's taxi fleet and to help make the switch to ZEC vehicles sooner than planned.

The Mayor has also called on Government for a national vehicle scrappage fund to complement this scheme and to help taxi drivers scrap their vehicles entirely. Read the full scrappage fund proposal.

Find out more

ELECTRIC VEHICLE HOMECHARGE SCHEME

The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK.

For more information as to who is eligible to apply for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and how to access it visit www.gov.uk.

Learn more about this scheme

EXCLUSIVE: SOURCE LONDON OFFER

Thinking about ordering a new electric black cab or already using one? We’ve got some exiting news for you!

As a black cab driver, our partnership with Source London entitles you to the following exclusive offers:

  • Discounted charging rates : 30% discount on all session fees
  • Limited welcome offer (expires soon!) : A free 1 year membership (usually £4/month so saving £48 annually on top of the 30% discount on all session fees!)

Get these savings & 1 year free membership

EXCLUSIVE: ESB EV SOLUTIONS OFFER

Rapid charging for Rapid savings - £0.25 per kWh inc VAT with no connection fee

Join ESB EV Solutions, London’s newest electric vehicle rapid charging network and charge your TX electric taxi in as little as 30 minutes** for £5.80 inclusive of VAT.

What's more 21 of the rapid charging points are designated for taxi use only!

Get these savings & 1 year free subscription

You can also sign up via the ‘EV Plug In’ app available from Google Play & Apple Store.

*This offer includes free subscription for the first 12 months. T&Cs apply.**Charge times quoted under optimal conditions.

HAVE YOUR SAY WHERE CHARGEPOINTS ARE INSTALLED

The first ever engagement campaign of its kind: Powermystreet offering all Londoners the possibility to choose their preferred on-street location for new electric taxi charge points.

Supported by Source London, London’s leading charge point provider, this initiative will ensure that locations are chosen strategically to suit your needs.

Powermystreet will collaborate closely with all of London's Boroughs to facilitate the installation of charge points in areas of high demand and accelerate the development of the existing infrastructure.

NOMINATE A CHARGE POINT NEAR YOU HERE

Transport Minister John Hayes said:

"This government is committed to improving air quality and reducing pollution in towns and cities, which is essential for people’s health and the environment. This is also great news for the economy as we invest in cutting edge technology and the next generation of transport and engineering professionals by creating thousands of new high-skilled jobs."