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Little’s appoints London manager and plans new investment

Scottish-based chauffeur specialist Little’s is celebrating 50 years of business with a major investment plan to accelerate growth and advance the company’s position in the global business and leisure travel industry.

Hostile reception for London mayor Khan’s new taxi plan

Private hire operators and trade associations have expressed dismay at the lack of consultation with the private hire sector over a new “Taxi and Private Hire Action Plan” presented by London Mayor Sadiq Khan (pictured).

Boro Taxis in £2 million fleet investment programme

Middlesbrough-based Boro Taxis, one of the largest private hire fleets in the UK, is spending £2million in a major fleet upgrade programme, adding new cars and minibuses to its 800-vehicle fleet.

Karhoo claims more cars than Uber as London fleet hits 33,000

Cab comparison app Karhoo, the new, has revealed figures for its first three months of operation in London, claiming it has more cars in the capital than any other cab app, and a weekly turnover of £750,000. The app is processing up to 7,000 bookings a day, Karhoo said.

Uber vague over Newport launch following Cardiff criticism

Uber is pressing ahead with plans to launch into smaller UK cities, including Newport and Cambridge, despite evidence that suggests the app is struggling to recruit drivers in some cities.

TfL outlines ULEZ plans, but offers low ambitions for electric vehicle charge points

Rhona Munck, TfL’s senior strategy and planning manager, summarised the current status of London’s proposed Ultra-Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ), provision for a grant to purchase new, compliant vehicles and progress on plans to expand the Capital’s network of charge points as it seeks to reduce NOx pollution.