Green Tomato Cars Backs Out of Electric Taxi Deal in London
GreenTomatoCars, a private hire fleet in London, cancelled its cooperative deal with BYD to deploy a fleet of 50 e6 electric taxis.
Agreement in this matter was announced in October 2012, but – according to media reports – the partners had mutually decided to give up.
GreenTomatoCars has hundreds of Toyota Prius hybrids and even a Tesla Model S and a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell in its fleet.
Hamish Phillips, of GreenTomatoCars, stated:
“We have an internal innovation project that looks specifically at developments in alternative fuel vehicles so we’re very aware that the market is maturing rapidly”
“At the moment we’re very interested in the Tesla Model S – it’s a beautiful car, and takes the electric vehicle to another level, beating many of its equivalent ICE equivalents. Last week we were also test-driving the Hyundai ix35, their Fuel Cell EV. We know that Toyota are also very keen on this technology so will be keeping a very close eye on how things develop.”
On the other hand, BYD recently launched an electric taxi project in London together with Thriev.
Source: EV Fleet World