Interest-free loans of up to £100,000 are available from Energy Saving Trust, funded by Transport Scotland (an agency of the Scottish Government), to enable owners and operators of hackney cabs to replace cabs that are more than 8 years old with new, efficient models with emission standard Euro 6. Please note that the loan cannot be used for private hire or saloon vehicles.
Once ultra-low emission hackney cabs become commercially available (est. early 2018), Energy Saving Trust will provide interest-free loans up to £100,000 to replace conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) hackney cabs regardless of age.
Before applying for a loan you need to call 0800 0931 669 and speak to a specialist Transport Advisor. Please note that the latest version of an application form should only be obtained through a Transport Advisor.
All applications should be completed and received by Energy Saving Trust at the beginning of March 2018 in order to be processed by the end of March 2018 when the programme expires.