Electric vehicle subsidies for tax drivers

Taxi drivers in Bristol are being offered subsidies of more than £3,000 if they purchase electric and ultra-low emission vehicles in an effort to help improve air quality in Bristol.

These subsidies have been made possible through funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and it is estimated that the scheme will produce more than a 20 per cent reduction in emissions across the whole taxi fleet in the city.

The package of incentives on offer includes five year subsidies to cover the costs for:

  • Licencing fees at £187 per year.
  • Certificate of conformity fee at £50 per year.
  • Permit to operate at Temple Meads station at £490 per year.

For more information or to apply for the incentives, contact the council licencing team 0117 3574900 or licensing@bristol.gov.uk.

Taxis are also eligible to apply for business grants.

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