Vehicle requirements in Ireland
Which car is right for you? Make sure it meets the vehicle requirements in Ireland, and remember that you’ll make more money if you keep your costs low.
Your vehicle must-haves
Size and Suitability: Check the vehicle is listed as acceptable in the Suitable Vehicle List, see the Forms and Guides page for the make, model, body style and year noting any restrictions in passenger capacity (not all seats may be licensed).
Doors: 4 doors are required.
Glass Tint: Dark glass is not allowed except behind the passenger. In practice this means that privacy glass, even where standard manufacturer supplied is only allowed in the rear screen for most saloons. See the Initial Suitability Inspection Manual for how to check this.
Modified vehicles: Where the seats are not original the Technical Assessor’s Full Report and supporting in-vehicle test data are required, see Technical Assessor’s Full Report guidance.
You can also find the requirements for a taxi in Ireland from the National Transport Authority by clicking on the link below :
Vehicle options in Ireland
You drive a vehicle licensed as a TAXI, such as a Skoda Octavia, Toyota Avensis or Prius.
Seat extra passengers—and get more trip opportunities—with your high-capacity vehicle. They must seat at least 6 riders in addition to the driver and the vehicle should be licensed as a TAXI.
- Accepted vehicles
Land Rover Discovery, Chevrolet Orlando, Mitsubishi Grandis, Honda Elysion, Volvo XC90, Ford Galaxy, Ford Grand C-Max, Ford Grand Tourneo, Ford Journey RS, Ford Procab, Ford S-Max, Ford Tourneo, Ford Tourneo Connect, Ford Tourneo Custom, Ford Transit Connect, Ford Transit Custom, Mazda MAZDA5, Mazda Premacy, Nissan NV, Nissan NV200, Nissan NV300 Combi, Nissan Primastar, Nissan Qashqai+2, Nissan Serena, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan e-NV200, Toyota Alphard, Toyota Avensis, Toyota Estima, Toyota HiAce, Toyota Noah, Toyota Previa, Toyota Prius, Toyota Prius C, Toyota Prius V, Toyota Prius+, Toyota Proace, Toyota Voxy, Volkswagen Caddy, Volkswagen Caddy Maxi, Volkswagen Caravelle, Volkswagen Kombi, Volkswagen Sharan, Volkswagen Suran, Volkswagen Tiguan, Volkswagen Touran, Volkswagen Transporter, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai i800, Kia Carens, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Mercedes-Benz Citan, Mercedes-Benz EQV, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz Metris Passenger Van, Mercedes-Benz R-Class, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Mercedes-Benz Viano, Mercedes-Benz Vito, Mercedes-Benz eVito Tourer, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Lexus RX L, BMW 2-series Gran Tourer, Audi Q7, Tesla Model X, Fiat Scudo, Fiat Talento, Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, Citroen C8, Citroen Dispatch Combi, Citroen Grand C4 SpaceTourer, Citroen Grand Picasso, Citroen SpaceTourer, Peugeot 5008, Peugeot 807, Peugeot E7, Peugeot Eurobus, Peugeot Eurotaxi, Peugeot Expert, Peugeot Expert Tepee, Peugeot Horizon, Peugeot Rifter, Peugeot Traveller, Seat Alhambra, Renault Espace, Renault Grand Scenic, Renault Trafic, Skoda Kodiaq, Ssangyong Rodius, Ssangyong Turismo, Opel Vivaro, Daihatsu Gran Max, Vauxhall Vivaro, Vauxhall Vivaro-e, Vauxhall Zafira, LEVC TX
You drive a vehicle licensed as a limousine, in excellent condition. All vehicles must be licensed to carry a minimum of 4 passengers. Find the requirements of the vehicle on the NTA website: https://www.nationaltransport.ie/taxi/vehicle-licensing/limousine-requirements/
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