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Free EV training courses for hackney and private hire drivers

This free course at 10am on Tuesday 1st February is funded by the Dept. for Transport and includes:

  • A one-hour online training course delivered via Zoom, covering all the key issues such as EV range, costs and recharging.
  • On-road test drives of EVs suitable for taxi or private hire work. These will be held locally the week following the Zoom training.

To book you place or for more info contact

For the safety and protection of the public, to drive a hackney carriage or private hire vehicle in Mid Devon you must hold a valid Hackney Carriage/Private Hire driver licence issued by us.

Further information

Please see our Hackney carriage and private hire policy page and read the Hackney Carriage/Private Hire Driver section of our Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy on this page, as it contains important information about the application process. In addition to this, the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers Handbook provides an overview of the licensing requirements.

For fees:

Please note that we no longer accept payment via cheque.

To apply:

To apply online, please download and complete:

New Driver Application Form(PDF)
New Driver Application Form(DOCX)
New Driver Application Form(ODT)

Driver Renewal Form(PDF)
Driver Renewal Form(DOCX)
Driver Renewal Form(ODT)

Guide to DBS Checks and DBS Form(PDF)
Guide to DBS Checks and DBS Form(DOCX)
Guide to DBS Checks and DBS Form(ODT)

These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format or to request the form in the post, please email or contact us on 01884 255255.

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