Taxi Electric, based in Amsterdam, operates a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAF

Taxi Electric, based in Amsterdam, operates a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAF

According to Nissan, it's the world leader in the electrified taxi segment, with the UK leading the way among countries worldwide.

As Nissan states:

"The UK was Nissan’s biggest market for worldwide electric taxi sales in the previous financial year, with 78 of the company’s zero-emission models (LEAF and e-NV200) delivered to taxi firms around the country."

Among continents, Europe took the #1 spot by "accounting for 48% of worldwide sales in the 2015 financial year." That's 48% of Nissan's worldwide taxi sales in 2015.

Nissan adds:

"Globally, electric taxi sales increased 34% over the previous fiscal period, but in Europe the market saw a 66% volume increase from 426 to 709."

Again, these figures apply only to Nissan's electric taxis.

Coming into 2016, Nissan struck its largest deal yet. La Ciudad del Taxi purchase 110 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh versions. These taxis will enter service in Madrid, Spain.

Nissan cites low operating costs among the leading factors for choosing electric taxis over conventional cars.