eConnect Cars Introduces All-Electric Taxi Nissan LEAF Service In London

JUN 17 2014 BY MARK KANE 2

eConnect Cars operate a fleet of Nissan LEAFs

eConnect Cars operate a fleet of Nissan LEAFs

eConnect Cars becomes yet one more chauffeuring company with a fleet of electric cars. This time, the choice fell on Nissan LEAFs.

For now, eConnect Cars, which is operating in London, received 7 top of the range Nissan LEAFs, with another 14 to be delivered later this year.

According to the press release, business clientele willingly choose electric cars:

“As the world’s best selling 100% electric car, the Nissan LEAF is proving to be an increasingly popular choice for businesses across the UK.  Appropriately nicknamed ‘the big smoke’, London is the ideal location to start enforcing greener solutions and as the LEAF emits zero emissions when driving, eConnect Cars won’t be impacting on the already polluted environment compared to other chauffeur solutions. Plus being fully electric means eConnect Cars won’t have to contend with increasing prices at the pumps.”

Alistair Clarke, founder of eConnect Cars, commented:

“The development in the technology and inherent capabilities of electric vehicles are the prime reasons for why we have an opportunity to apply a practical, intelligent approach to the London private hire scene, something I wanted to convey with eConnect Cars.”

“There’s a big window of opportunity to do things smarter when it comes to urban mobility, and the introduction of an all-electric LEAF fleet has been a way in for us.”

Barry Beeston, Nissan’s Corporate Sales Director, stated:

“More and more corporate organizations are requesting zero emissions transport when selecting their taxi or chauffeur account provider, so companies like e-Connect will have a real advantage over competitors who cannot offer this service, at the request of their customers.”

“The LEAF range has something for all operators, from the entry level Visia with a strong focus on affordability, to the Tekna offering a high spec vehicle for chauffeur work.”

“With low noise, both driver and passenger will enjoy relaxed journey in a comfortable environment, reassured by the fact their journey will be less harmful to the city and its inhabitants by travelling in an eConnect LEAF.”

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Plus don’t ev’s get special treatment in the usage tax if you enter the inner city? Essentially a tax on ice.

This Tesla taxi was spotted few days ago in Helsinki, Finland. Also people have spotted Tesla taxis in Stockholm, Quebec and München.

When third gen Tesla will roll from the production lines, it is hard to justify for any taxi entrepreneur buying non-Tesla car for Taxi.