30 Nissan LEAFs Enter Taxi Service In UK
In the UK, electric cars are becoming increasingly popular among fleet buyers and recently 203020 Electric – part of the Tele Taxis Group – introduced 30 Nissan LEAF taxis.
The cars are available 24-7 in and around Dundee (aka the City of Discovery).
In the next 12 months, the EV fleet should double in size (replacing an entire 60-vehicle fleet with electric cars), reinforced by more LEAFs and e-NV200 Combi.
Tele Taxis Group expects to save hundreds of thousands of pounds in fuel each year.
There are several new DC fast chargers installed too:
“What’s more, the models can be charged from zero to 80% in just 30 minutes using a rapid charger. A bank of five rapid chargers has been installed at the taxi company’s HQ in Isla Street to keep the new fleet topped up and in constant service around the clock. The chargers, funded by Transport Scotland’s ChargePlace Scotland project, are all available for public use and currently free to charge from.”
David Young, owner of 203020 Electric, said:
“There are big financial benefits to operating a fleet of electric taxis but that is not the main driver behind our decision to go down this route.”
“Dundee is a city with some of the worst air pollution in the country and this initiative puts us at the forefront of efforts to improve that.”
“The environmental benefits of running these pure electric vehicles will make a real difference for the people of Dundee.”