Government launches six-month trial of wireless charging for electric taxis in Nottingham

By Mark Bursa | 20 January 2020

A six-month trial of wireless charging technology for electric taxis in Nottingham has been announced by the Department for Transport.

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TfL launches London’s first electric vehicle rapid charging hub in Stratford

By Mark Bursa | 10 January 2020

Transport for London and electric vehicle charging network Engenie have opened London’s first EV rapid charging hub in  car park at Stratford International railway station.

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Brighton taxi rank move backfires, creating congestion and anger among drivers

By Mark Bursa | 9 December 2019

A decision to move the taxi rank from the front of Brighton railway station to the rear has angered taxi drivers and motorists as a result of increased congestion and, as a result, higher fares.

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Hartlepool taxis set to stay yellow after consultation rejects change proposals

By Mark Bursa | 9 December 2019

Hackney carriages in Hartlepool are set to remain yellow after a consultation about changing the colour to white, black or silver.

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Coventry brings private hire rules up to date

By Mark Bursa | 9 December 2019

Electric private hire vehicles will be allowed in Coventry under changes proposed by the city council. And it has also been proposed that minimum seat sizes will be scrapped, with both plans set to be approved this month.

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Former CEO Liam Griffin in talks on £125m Addison Lee rescue bid

By Mark Bursa | 9 December 2019

Former Addison Lee CEO Liam Griffin is trying to put together a £125 million rescue bid for the company.

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American investment giant Cerberus lines up bid for Addison Lee, according to reports

By Mark Bursa | 9 December 2019

American investment giant Cerberus Capital Management is the latest potential buyer for Addison Lee, according to a Sky News report.

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Bolt prepared to work with fleets in UK roll-out plans as new London driver hub goes live

By Mark Bursa | 5 December 2019

Uber rival Bolt wants to talk to existing private hire operators as it rolls out its ride-hailing service throughout the UK.

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Ola capitalises on Uber’s troubles with London launch planned ‘in the coming weeks’

By Mark Bursa | 4 December 2019

While Uber starts another appeal process to regain its licence, another ride-hailing app is preparing to launch into the London marketplace.

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Uber faces licence domino effect across UK as councils are pressured to launch reviews

By Mark Bursa | 2 December 2019

Uber’s ongoing London troubles could spread across the UK as a number of city authorities have instigated reviews of the ride-hailing company’s local operations.

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Mercedes-Benz V-Class is Professional Driver Magazine’s 2019 Car of the Year

By Mark Bursa | 29 November 2019

Mercedes-Benz scooped the top prize at the 2019 Professional Driver car of the Year Awards. Britain’s chauffeurs and Private Hire drivers voted the new Mercedes-Benz V220d Long as Car of the Year for 2019. The car also took the prize for MPV of the Year for the third year running.

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TfL refuses Uber London licence renewal after multiple safety failures revealed

By Mark Bursa | 25 November 2019

Transport for London has refused to issue Uber with a new operator’s licence after the regulator ruled it did not meet the “fit and proper” requirements for private hire operators.

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Addison Lee at risk of administration if sale talks fail, according to reports

By Mark Bursa | 15 November 2019

Carlyle Group is increasing the pressure to sell Addison Lee after it emerged that the company is facing a debt repayment early next year of £200 million.

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Industry calls on TfL to scrap zero-emissions capable clause in ULEZ requirements

By Mark Bursa | 1 October 2019

Transport for London should look at scrapping or at least delaying its requirement for all new private hire vehicles registered in the capital from January 1, 2020 to be “zero-emissions capable” in order to gain exemption from the Ultra-Low Emissions Zone.

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LPHCA makes strong call for national private hire standards

By Mark Bursa | 1 October 2019

National standards for private hire vehicles and drivers should be absolute, LPHCA chairman Steve Wright (pictured above) believes. He used the association’s annual roadshow last week to call on the government’s Task & Finish group to look at a proper national standard, not a minimum requirement as part of new proposed rules for the trade.

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Veezu’s Dragon heads for the valleys in Cwmbran expansion

By Mark Bursa | 31 August 2019

Dragon Taxis, the south Wales hub operation of Veezu group, has expanded northwards into Cwmbran and neighbouring areas.

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New Nissan Dynamo taxi is licensed for London

By Mark Bursa | 31 August 2019

A new all-electric taxi has been approved by Transport for London, offering black cab drivers an alternative to the LEVC TXE hybrid model.

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North Herts Council cuts licensing fees for drivers using cleaner cars

By Mark Bursa | 31 August 2019

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.

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