• PCS “wiped 7 million miles off odometers” in massive clocking fraud, court hears
  • Oxfordshire's Go Green Taxis expands into Newbury
  • Karhoo Rises From The Ashes
  • New taxi licences suspended by Knowsley Council as officials struggle to cope with demand

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eVolt chargepoints support new Taxi Central EV fleet

Electric vehicle chargepoint supplier eVolt has completed the installation of three rapid chargers for a new Scottish taxi business. The chare points support Kirkcaldy-based Taxi Central’s five new Nissan Leaf EVs, which are now fully operational in its private hire fleet.

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Uber challenge forces TfL backdown over English language test

Uber has Transport For London to delay its plans to force all drivers to pass English language tests, following a legal challenge. TfL has now postponed implementation of the requirement by six months.

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Karhoo Rises From The Ashes

British based taxi price comparison and hailing app Karhoo, which filed for bankruptcy protection in November, is back in the saddle following a deal backed by a finance branch of Renault group.

Features & Roadtests

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Road Test - Seat Alhambra SE Lux 2.0 TDI auto

The Seat Alhambra was born out of convenience in the late 1990s, to boost capacity at the Portuguese plant that makes the VW Sharan and, at the time, the Ford Galaxy. Ford soon split from the venture and made its own Galaxy, but the remaining twins have survived, with an all-new range launching in 2010.

Big winners on the QSi Night of Glory

Addison Lee, Go Green Taxis and Alpha Executive Cars were the big winners at the 2016 Professional Driver QSi Awards, the only national awards for private hire and chauffeur companies.

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Road Test - Volvo S90 D4 Momentum Automatic

The Volvo S90 replaces the worthy S80, a versatile salon that was perhaps just a shade too small to compete with the sector-leading Mercedes E-Class or its other rivals.

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ROAD TEST - JAGUAR XJL AUTOBIOGRAPHY 3.0 V6

Earlier this year, the Jaguar XJ scored a notable conquest in London, with established operator Crawfords taking 50 of the revised flagship. It was a major coup for Jaguar, which is working hard to challenge Mercedes-Benz’s dominance in the chauffeur sector.

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Road Test - Ford S-MAX 2.0TDCi 150PS Zetec

The third vehicle to derive form the new Ford Mondeo platform is the S-MAX. Overshadowed by the Galaxy as a Private Hire Vehicle, the more family-oriented S-MAX is nonetheless a highly competent people-mover.

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First Drive - Toyota Prius 1.8VVT iHybrid

It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the world took its first glimpse of the Toyota Prius. Within two years, a 1995 Tokyo Show concept would be a production reality, and the hybrid revolution was under way.

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First Drive – Mercedes E220d SE 9G-Tronic

It’s undoubtedly the benchmark car for executive chauffeur work, but the Mercedes-Benz E-Class has recently found itself under threat.