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Which taxi is right for you?

Are you looking for a new taxi, a new area to drive in, or wanting to get into taxi driving? Knowing the vehicle requirements and taxi regulations in your area is a good place to start.

Find your local authority to discover your Private Hire or Hackney Carriage vehicle requirements:

East Midlands

East of England

Greater London

North East

North West


South East

South West


West Midlands

Find your new taxi

Now you know what taxi requirements you need to meet, you can start searching for your new taxi. As taxi sales experts, The Taxi Centre only sells vehicles that are most suitable for private hire and hackney cab drivers.

Whether you are looking for a standard taxi, hybrid taxi or electric taxi, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. We also offer minibus taxis, purpose-built taxis, and wheelchair-accessible taxis.

We work with some of the most renowned manufacturers to bring you the best possible prices, including the most popular models from Toyota, Skoda, KIA, Volkswagen and LEVC.

Still unsure what your vehicle requires?

Don’t worry, contact our team of taxi industry experts who can advise on vehicle requirements and answer any other questions you may have.

FAQs about taxi finance

Are there any grants or incentives available for electric taxi purchases?

Yes, with the electric vehicle revolution gathering pace, there are several taxi grants and incentives available to help taxi drivers and operators lower the cost of transitioning from a petrol or diesel taxi to a new electric taxi or hybrid taxi.

Can I get finance on a new taxi from The Taxi Centre?

Yes, we work directly with taxi finance providers to offer customers competitive rates and affordable payment plans on new taxis. We offer Hire Purchase (HP) on all new taxis and Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) on purpose-built taxis like the LEVC TX.

To discover more about our finance options, check out our finance explained page.

Are taxi vehicle requirements likely to change in the UK?

The UK’s commitment to have net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 has seen the plan to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2030. With such changes, vehicle requirements for UK private hire and hackney carriage vehicles are progressively changing.

Some areas including London already require taxis to be capable of delivering zero-emissions. The introduction of these changes will vary depending on your local authority.

How can I keep updated with vehicle requirements for UK taxis?

All new taxi vehicle requirement information will be available from your local authority. We also post regular updates on taxi rules and regulations in our newsroom to keep you in the know.

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