Since March 2017, the Department for Transport have been investing a further £64 million to promote the use of electric taxis. The investment is designed to support drivers with a £14 million investment for new dedicated charging points for electric taxis in 10 council areas, delivering approximately 400 rapid and 150 fast charging points. These will enable the take-up of around 23,000 ULEV taxis nationally, in addition to existing plug-in private hire vehicles.
The investment is also supporting the Plug-in Taxi Grant programme. The £50 million investment 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.
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.
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