Funding Available for all Taxi Firms and Owner Operators

Published: 14 August 2018

In an exciting development for businesses across Kent and Medway, the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) programme can now assist financially by offering match funded grants up to a value of £20k. The intervention rate is 60/40 meaning that LoCASE will cover 40% of the cost of any potential electric and hybrid vehicles which they may be looking to purchase.

The funding is available to both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles to looking to make the move from petrol/diesel to the new hybrid and electric vehicles that are becoming ever more mainstream and viable, both in terms of affordability and range (mileage). The parameters and criteria put in place broadly align with the Government Plug-In Grant for the range of ‘green’ vehicles and is set to offer a further incentive to move away from traditional diesel vehicles to cleaner and less-polluting models. The time is right to challenge the way in which we conduct our business, if we can’t adapt or reduce the trips we must make then reducing the impacts related to our travel is key. Reduced tax liabilities (road tax and capital allowances) as well as congestion charge and fuel spend can often tip the balance when weighing up options.

For more information please find attached a FAQ we have developed which should be able to answer any questions you have at this stage. If you are interested in discussing this offer in greater detail and/or wish to take up the funding please complete the attached Pre-Application Form and return to me using the contact details below.

Kind regards,


Christopher Seamark | Sustainable Business Programme Manager | Kent County Council | 1st Floor, Invicta House, Maidstone, ME14 1XX | Phone: +44 (0)3000 415111| Email:

LoCASE Ultra Low Emissions Funding – FAQ 

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