Information for Scottish taxi operators

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LEZ Compliant Solution

Low Emission Zones (LEZ) have been introduced across Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, to improve air quality and protect public health.

Diesel powered taxis must meet Euro 6 emission standards in order to be compliant. The Scottish Government are helping taxi drivers to meet these LEZ standards through grant funding. 

Our CVRAS approved retrofit solution replaces the diesel fuel system in non-compliant TX4 cabs with a brand new, Euro 6, petrol-LPG engine.

Applications for funding for the new financial year (2022-23) is now open

What is included?

Brand new 2.0L turbo petrol-LPG engine, featuring our latest GEN3 system, specifically adapted to operate on LPG.

Including a brand new exhaust system, catalytic converter, radiator, full tank of LPG and Petrol, testing, wheelchair ramp cover, tyre repair kit, 2year/80k mile warranty, CVRAS & UKLPG registration.

Cost: £3,800*

*When using the current grant of £10,000

Without the grant the total cost of the retrofit is: 

£11,500 + VAT

(£13,800 inc. VAT) 

Am I Eligible for the grant funding?
  • Available for all TX4 models that are less than 13 years old (14/15yr old cabs considered in special cases). 

  • 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 a TX4, or is over 13 years old, it may be possible to exchange taxi for an eligible taxi in order to obtain the grant. Further terms apply.

Applying for the grant

The applications for grant funding are done online via the Energy Saving Trust website. Click on the link below to complete the application (note: you will require a written quotation from VRS).  

Once you have received your grant offer letter you can then proceed with the retrofit

1. DEPOSIT

A £1,000 booking deposit (paid to VRS) is required to secure your booking at the installation centre (see below).

 

The deposit is refundable should you wish to cancel.

2. ASSEMBLY

The installation centre will contact you to arrange the installation date.

On the agreed date, the vehicle brought to the Installation centre & the remaining balance (less the grant amount) is payable to VRS before the installation can begin.  

3. COMPLETION

When the retrofit 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 on completion.

The installation centre will prepare the relevant paperwork for you to sign on collection & assist with changing the V5 log book. 

Authorised Installation Centres

LONDON TAXIS DIRECT LTD

55 Muirhead Road

Baillieston

Glasgow

G69 7HA

AUTO XL

3 Fishwives' Causeway,

Portobello

Edinburgh

EH15 1DF

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.