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Switched on Taxis Loan

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

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  • The 2021/22 Switched on Taxis Loan is currently closed to applications. Please check this page for updates on funding support.

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 (purpose-built taxis) or private hire taxis to replace their current vehicle with an eligible ultra-low emission vehicle.

Hackney (purpose-built taxi) drivers only

The funded purpose-built taxi 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 eligible for the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles (OZEV) plug-in grant. See full details of eligible vehicles.

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: 14 March 2022