Nissan Releases Details On Its Global Electric Taxi Revolution

JUL 9 2017 BY MARK KANE 21

Nissan is one of the major suppliers of electric taxis, outside of BYD, likely the largest, both with offering the all-electric LEAF and e-NV200 and public transpot. Already in 2016, the Japanese company reached a milestone of 500 units in Europe alone.

Nissan EV Taxi program (click to enlarge)

Recently Nissan released a summary about its global EV achievements.

But perhaps the most important point is that millions of people had an opportunity to ride in electric car that might never have considered a plug-in.

According to Nissan, LEAF and e-NV200 are used:

  • on five continents
  • in 26 countries
  • and 113 cities around the world

Press blast:

Nissan leads a global EV taxi revolution

With proven business results and cost savings, zero-emission Nissan taxis are the smarter choice.

YOKOHAMA, Japan – For millions of people around the world looking for a comfortable taxi journey, riding in a taxi became a more enjoyable experience – and better for the environment – in 2013 when a taxi company in Japan went all in and converted its entire fleet of conventional taxis to zero-emission Nissan LEAFs. It was the first step in a global electric taxi revolution.

Since then, taxi companies in Spain, The Netherlands, Hungary, the UK, Jordan, Mexico and Poland have all adopted zero-emission Nissan electric taxis. Today, Nissan taxis – LEAF, e-NV200 or both – are in service on five continents, 26 countries and 113 cities around the world.

Reduced emissions, significant savings and cheaper maintenance for taxi companies – plus a quiet and comfortable ride for passengers – are all benefits of electric taxis.

With proven business results and cost savings, zero-emission Nissan taxis are the smarter choice, bringing Nissan Intelligent Mobility to customers and taxi liveries worldwide. Through electric vehicles, Intelligent Mobility is Nissan’s way of transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into wider society.

Find out more about Nissan EV taxi leadership in the infographic and videos below.

The Nissan LEAF that sparked an electric taxi revolution in Cornwall passed 100,000 miles long ago.

C&C Taxis’s Nissan e-NV200 Combi


Kumamoto’s Kikuyo Taxi

Amsterdam’s Taxi Connexion

C&C Taxi, St. Austell, UK

Phoenix Taxi, Northumberland, UK

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21 Comments on "Nissan Releases Details On Its Global Electric Taxi Revolution"

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EV taxis will take off even more with the new LEAF giving more range.

are they putting the 30KWh pack in the ENV vans yet??

No, still 24kWh. The pack has a different layout so we will need to wait for restyled eNV200 v2 most probably.

Their first trial was an utter disaster because the fast charging got slower and slower as the packs aged. The drivers very much disliked seeing their downtime go up and up.

And having fast-charged a LEAF more than once a day in my life, even if the pack doesn’t wear the 2nd and 3rd DCFC for the day are slower than the first because the pack is still hot from the previous ones and charge rate goes down as temperature goes up.

Perhaps this will be different this time. Perhaps Nissan now is going to offer cars with improved pack longevity and improved pack cooling.

Nissan must cool their packs.

They probably will get around to it, when the Non Tesla competition brings enough, fast charging/quick cooling; bragging rights to the table.

Maybe cool your jets and don’t worry about Nissan

Nissan is only the fastest growing auto brand in the US in 2017. I’m sure nobody is worried.

Around here, people are always complaining on PlugShare about all the Leaf taxis hogging the chargers. Of course, they have as much right to be there as anybody else, and they’re probably doing more good per car (displacing more pollution) than most. But I guess I can understand the resentment. (I actually charged next to one myself for the first time on Friday.)

This is good, but The Tesla taxis in Austin helped break the lone downtown quick charger.

They need to have their own chargers and pay into the system.

Dr. Miguelito Loveless

If only Nissan would sell the damn e-NV200 in the
U.S. I have a gas burner at my company I would replace.

No doubt, but with a better outside like the new Leaf coming.

I’m currently on vacation in Italy, which is not known as a hotbed of EV adoption. I was shocked to see how many Leaf taxis there were in Florence. They have their own registration numbers apart from ICE taxies and the highest number I saw was 64. Very impressive and good to see. I even saw a Tesla Model S & X in Florence.

Saw not a single electric taxi in Rome, but they have some tiny yellow domestic brand electric cars for ride sharing. About the size of a smart For2. It’s at least something.

I suspect/hope in a few years we will see a lot of model 3 taxies around the world.

The little yellow taxi is a ZD1 from Zhidou who are part of China’s Geely who also own The London Taxi Co who are about to launch the TX5 ‘black (London) cab’ which is a 70 mile electric only + range extender hybrid to replace the current TX4. So expect to see lots of them about in the near future if you visit London.

The ZD1 looks like quite a nice car – if you don’t need to go faster than 80kph! …

The LEAF in the picture above (on the beach with ‘100000’ underneath) is C&C Taxi’s first LEAF. ‘Whizy’ was retired (and sold on to a new owner) 3 months back after ~2 years, 173k miles and 8k taxi rides and being rapid (DC) charged daily from their on-site rapid (*not* ‘fast’ – that’s something else). It had lost about 10% of its new range, apparently.

I’m sure this was reported here so not sure why this article is using old data.

“It had lost about 10% of its new range, apparently.”
So its original battery has been replaced and it lost 10% from the new one?


Far more important- the entire LONDON ‘black cab’ fleet is going hybrid
“There are currently around 21,000 black cabs in London, licensed by the Public Carriage Office.”

Full electric will follow, sure as night follows day.

Lived in Spain for 6 months- ALL taxis I saw were Toyota hybrids; asked many drivers “when do you use the petrol engine?” “In the cities- NEVER; only for long fares in the countryside”

Is that Prius? Can’t see how they could say that if it is Prius, their EV range is minimal.

i want an e-nv200 Cargo Van. Why, why, can’t we get them in the US? Nissan should at least tell us if it is never going to happen!