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Checker Cars adds Toyota Prius to Bristol Airport taxi fleet

The cars are all identical T3 grade, with CO2 emissions of 89g/km and fuel consumption of 72.4mpg. Prius’s hybrid drivetrain also allows the vehicles to be driven on electricity for short distances when not under heavy load. Checker Cars already has a fleet of 15 Prius taxis operating out of Stansted Airport.

David Crouch, managing director of Checker Cars said: ‘Our environmental policy is to reduce emissions wherever possible, and we’re also looking for greater economy in the operation of our fleet, because with fuel prices as they are that’s becoming more and more important. We are also committed to the airports’ drive for lessening our effect on the local environment.”

Peter Downes, Bristol Airport’s commercial manager (ground transportation) added: ‘Checker Cars is the only official taxi operator at Bristol Airport and all its drivers are authorised to set down and pick up from the Terminal forecourt. This provides passengers with a streamlined, door to door service, and thanks to the new vehicles they can also reduce the CO2 emissions of their journey.’

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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