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Types of Taxis

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Types of Taxis

Many people use taxis as their mode of transportation on daily basis. Taxis in Birmingham are known to provide hassle-free, easy, and comfortable ride to work, school or any other location. A common misconception among many people is there is the only kind of yellow-colored taxi is available, that you often see in movies or television. The color yellow is the most common used for taxis around the globe because of its ability that it can be easily recognized from a distance than any other color.

However, many other types of vehicles are also used as taxis. It can be a result of market choice or specifications regulated by the local authorities. Different countries have different regulations for taxi drivers that they should follow before getting the certificate. Some countries have different requirements for the taxis to have for the safety and ease of passengers like wheelchair accessible, safety partition or bulkhead etc.

An average person while stepping into a cab hardly consider its type. Most of them are not even aware of the fact that there are two types of taxis available for passengers i.e. private hire cabs and public hire cabs. The difference lies in the way they operate and their insurance policies.

An important question that arises in the mind of the taxi owners is to whether opt for a new vehicle to be used as a taxi or a used one. Getting a used vehicle as the taxi has many risks attached to it. A new car may have a big initial cost but you can be at peace after getting it because you won’t be paying any additional cost for its repairing and overhauling. It might not be the case with second-hand vehicles. The new vehicles are more energy efficient thus they will save you extra cost of fueling.

In some countries, luxury cars are used as taxis to provide customers with the most comfortable and relaxing journeys whereas, in some countries, typical cars are used as taxis for the passengers to commute from one place to another.

The advent of technology has made things easier for everyone. Many private companies around the globe, have emerged on the surface and are providing taxi services. A passenger can call for taxis through digital means, the location, and the fare is pre-decided. Any kind of car can be used for taxi services. Read on to know about the cars used as taxis

Saloon & Estate Taxis

  • Auris (Toyota)
  • Avensis (Toyota)
  • E-Class (Mercedes)
  • Insignia (Vauxhall)
  • i40 (Hyundai)
  • Mondeo (Ford)
  • Prius (Toyota)
  • Superb (Skoda)
  • 308 SW (Peugeot)

Taxis with Partitioned Passenger Compartment

  • EuroTaxi (Peugeot)
  • E7 (Peugeot)
  • M8 (Mercedes)
  • TX4 (LTC)

MPV Taxis

  • Galaxy (Ford)
  • Sharan (Volkswagen)
  • Transporter (Volkswagen)

Purpose-Built Wheelchair Accessible Taxis

  • Eurobus (Peugeot)
  • Premier (Peugeot)
  • Trafic (Renault)
  • Vito (Mercedes)

Different types of taxis are used by different passengers as per their requirements of travel. Mention in comments, the type of taxi you use for transportation purposes.