Information for Edinburgh drivers

LEZ Compliant Solution

Between 2018 and 2020 Low Emission Zones (LEZ) are being introduced to Scotland's four biggest cities, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

The Scottish Government are helping taxi drivers meet LEZ standards to protect public health through improved air quality.

In addition, Edinburgh Council will extend the operating life of Autogas powered TX4's by 4 years in recognition of their lower emissions.

COSTS

What's included?

Brand new 2.0L turbo engine, cooling system, new Petrol-LPG fuel system, exhaust, catalytic converter, radiator, full tank of LPG and Petrol, testing, wheelchair ramp cover, tyre repair kit, 2year/80k mile warranty. Plus, we'll take care of all the paperwork, registering the conversion with the UKLPG and sending off the amended V5 document to the DVLA.

Air conditioning is not currently available (see FAQs).

£12,600 inc VAT*

(£10,500+VAT)

*UP TO £10,000 GRANT AVAILABLE

from Transport Scotland (Total cost post grant = £2,600 inc VAT)

Earlier applications will receive higher grant amounts.

Authorised Installation Centres

AUTO XL

3 Fishwives' Causeway,

Portobello

Edinburgh

EH15 1DF

LONDON TAXIS DIRECT LTD

55 Muirhead Road

Baillieston

Glasgow

G69 7HA

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VRS

Factory Unit A

Britannia House

22 Tything Road

Alcester

B49 6EX

Eligibility Criteria

  • Available for TXII or TX4 models that are less than 15 years old. 

  • Must be a current, wheelchair accessible taxi, frequently operating in city centre areas of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Dundee.

  • Taxi has been licensed by the owner for at least 12 months.

  • Not currently at Euro 6 standard.

  • Non-VAT registered businesses only (9 employees or less)

Note: if taxi is not an LTI/LTC TXII or TX4, or is over 15 years old, it may be possible to exchange taxi for an eligible taxi in order to obtain the grant. Further terms apply.

How Do I Proceed?

Visit the Low Emission Zones Scotland by clicking on the button below (opens in new window)

REGISTER: Register your interest in the grant to prioritise your grant application.

APPLY: Complete the 'Scottish Taxi Retrofit Grant Application Form'

GRANT OFFER: Receive confirmation of your grant offer  

The deposit can be paid by bank transfer (contact us for details) or securely online using the link below. To pay by card over the phone or to ask any questions, please get in touch.

Next Steps

DEPOSIT

A £1,000 booking deposit is made to Vehicle Repowering Solutions.

 

The deposit is fully refundable should you wish to cancel.

ASSEMBLY

The installation centre will arrange a convenient date for your conversion.

On the agreed date, the vehicle will need to be brought to the conversion centre.

 

The remaining balance (less the grant amount) is payable to VRS on/before your arrival.  

COMPLETION

When the repowering has been completed, the cab will be ready for collection.

 

The installation centre will provide a demonstration on how the system operates and how to refuel.  

GRANT PAYMENT

​Transport Scotland pay the grant directly to VRS.

The installation centre will prepare the relevant paperwork (such as the Schedule 2 form) for you to sign.

VRS register the conversion with the UKLPG and provide all of the documentation that you need to send to the DVLA along with your V5 log book. 

Factory Unit A, Britannia House, 22 Tything Rd, Alcester B49 6EX, UK

t: 020 3026 2150  e: info@vehiclerepowering.com

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