The Hailo brand has been replaced in London by Mytaxi, following the merger of the two operations last July. Mytaxi is owned by Daimler, and will focus on providing “virtual hailing” for black cabs in London via its app.
Uber has lost its high court battle with Transport for London over mandatory written language testing for drivers. The ruling means anyone applying for a minicab licence in London will have to pass a written English exam, including a 120-word essay – and this could lead to thousands of drivers being refused a licence.
Hundreds of taxi and private hire drivers in Birmingham could be forced to replace their vehicles as the city has been ordered to clean up air pollution.
PCS Events boss John Murphy and four other individuals have been found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud at Chester Crown Court after a six-week trial.
The five have been convicted of a car clocking conspiracy that involved wiping a total of around 7.5 million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars from 2008 to 2014.
The Employment Tribunal on the Addison Lee unfair dismissal case will take place in London on July 4, 2017, it has been announced.
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.
A group of Liverpool taxi drivers staged an extraordinary protest against Uber drivers licensed in other cities who are said to be working in Liverpool.
Addison Lee says it expects a 40% increase in revenue this year as the effect of major acquisitions kick into the company’s finances.
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.
Go Green Taxis has followed its recent move into Newbury with the acquisition of local rival H&H Taxis with immediate effect.
Directors and staff at north-western chauffeur operator PCS Events wiped a combined seven million miles off the odometers of more than 100 cars in a “clocking” scam, Chester Crown Court has heard.
Oxfordshire-based Go Green Taxis has expanded its service into the west Berkshire town of Newbury.
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.
Knowsley Council has stopped issuing new taxi licences as officials cannot cope with a deluge of applications following the removal of local “knowledge” tests.
Bootle-based private hire operator Delta has reported a rise in turnover and a reduction in losses last year, despite new competition on Merseyside from Uber.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz Vito Taxi is now officially on sale in London, priced from £168 a week with a zero deposit, based on a four-year lease with a final £15,900 payment, and 30,000 miles a year.
Addison Lee has made a major acquisition in North America with the purchase of major New Jersey-based executive car service Flyte Tyme.
Our Professional Driver Car of the Year for 2016 is the BMW 730Ld, recapturing the accolade the previous-generation model won in 2009 and 2011.
Addison Lee has returned to the Ford fold after a 12-month gap with a £17 million order for 550 new Zetec models.
Taxi comparison and booking app Karhoo is shutting down after only six months in operation, and just weeks after it claimed to have overtaken Uber as London’s leading taxi app.