Dragon Taxis, the south Wales hub operation of Veezu group, has expanded northwards into Cwmbran and neighbouring areas.
A new all-electric taxi has been approved by Transport for London, offering black cab drivers an alternative to the LEVC TXE hybrid model.
North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has incentivised the use of cleaner cars by offering reduced licensing fees for electric and hybrid taxis and private hire vehicles.
BMW has launched an armoured version of its X5 SUV for close protection security customers. The new BMW X5 Protection VR6 uses a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 petrol engine offering 21.7mpg and combined CO2 emissions of 298 g/km.
York council should not change its taxi licensing policy toward out-of-town drivers working in the city, a report commissioned by the council has recommended.
A new all-electric premium chauffeur service is being trialled in London, backed by Jaguar Land Rover’s venture capital and mobility services arm InMotion.
Stockton private hire drivers are demanding that the local council changes a rule that forbids them from having tinted rear windows in their vehicles.
Addison Lee’s owner Carlyle Group is considering a US stock market listing for the private hire giant after attempts to sell the company generated muted interest, according to a Bloomberg report quoting sources close to the company.
South Cambridgeshire District Council has published a draft new licensing policy for consultation, aimed at switching the Council’s taxis and private hire vehicles to electric or ultra-low emissions vehicles.
Derby City Council has approved a new taxi and private hire vehicle strategy for the industry, but amendments to the proposals mean it will not be fully implemented until 2025.
The GMB union has called on Addison Lee’s Tristar Worldwide division to implement a risk assessment process after one of its drivers was exposed to norovirus when picking up an infected cruise ship passenger.
Two years after falling foul of Transport for London’s licensing system, Estonian-owned ride-hailing app Taxify has finally received clearance to launch in the capital.
Private hire operators without plug-in hybrid or electric cars could be facing a charge of up to £15 to pick up or drop off passengers at Heathrow under new plans to introduce an ultra-low emission zone at the airport.
Karhoo has announced a ground-breaking partnership with SNCF Mobilités designed to bring door-to-door transport services to travellers across France.
New French-based ride-hailing app Kapten has launched in London with an advertising campaign that pulls no punches over its rival Uber for avoiding local taxes.
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Street Cars ousts Arrow to win Manchester Airport contract, while Arrow takes Newcastle from taxi operators
Street Cars Manchester has replaced Arrow Cars as the resident private hire operator at Manchester Airport. The move is a major coup for Street Cars, founded in Manchester in 2002, and winner of two Professional Driver Gold QSi Awards. Arrow had held the Manchester contract for the past five years, and had invested £700,000 in vehicles to operate the service.
Global chauffeur service provider Carey has added its premium car services to the Karhoo platform. The integration will expand Karhoo’s offering in London, providing users with an wider choice of transport options.
Dacia is offering a highly competitive 48 months hire purchase scheme on the latest version of its Logan MCV estate.
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