When it comes to a PCO car there are certain checklists that are popular and others dependant on the individual. Today we will look at the most popular PCO cars out there and give you some great options.
A PCO car stands for ‘Public Carriage Office’, meaning a car that can be used for a business as a taxi driver, mini-cab, Uber-ready or chauffeur business. It affects your licencing and insurance and is a key part of setting up your business.
The Kia E-Niro is one of the most affordable brands of electric cars, and electric is an excellent option for a PCO driver due to its popularity with customers, quiet drive and number of charging points in major cities and motorways. Help save the planet as you work. This car is highly efficient and comfortable as well as ticking all the boxes for PCO licensing.
The Toyota Prius is a reliable option for any taxi driver. Available in a larger model as the Toyota Prius +. This car is a durable hybrid which makes it perfect for city centre jobs, it offers the function of all-wheel drive making it as comfortable to drive as it is to sit in as a passenger.
The Nissan Leaf 2022 model is the cheapest electric car on the market. It offers high functionality and space on the interior making it a great car for PCO drivers to use for airport runs, at train stations or in a town/city.
The Toyota Corolla is a safe car. It has a number of safety features that you don’t get in other car makes, like seven air bags as standard. It has vehicle stability control, traction control and hill assist control which make it an extremely popular choice as a PCO vehicle for taxi drivers.
This is on the higher end of the luxury scale. The Mercedes Benz E Class offers safety, durability and functions well as a PCO while maintaining a certain standard expected for more luxurious trips.
Whichever car you choose for your PCO car, ensure you do your research. It is helpful to print a checklist of what you need to get your licence and compare that with what you want out of the vehicle you purchase.