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Switched on Taxis Loan

Interest free loan to help you buy an ultra low emission taxi.

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Please note that this page contains information and links most relevant for people living in Scotland.

The Switched on Taxis Loan is available in Scotland and can help you purchase a new vehicle.

Interest-free loans of up to £120,000 are available from Energy Saving Trust, funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government), to enable owners and operators of hackney cabs or private hire taxis to replace their current vehicle with an eligible ultra-low emission vehicle.

Hackney drivers only

The funded vehicle must be eligible for the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) plug-in grant. See full details of eligible vehicles (under ‘Taxis’).

Private hire drivers only

The funded vehicle must be included on our list of eligible makes and models.

How to apply?

For more information and to make an application, please fill in our online business transport form.

Energy Saving Trust is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. This loan is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.

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Last updated: 9 August 2021