Dundee taxi company launches all-electric fleet
The company, part of the Tele Taxis Group, said it is aiming to replace its entire 60-vehicle fleet with LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles over the next 12 months, with benefits for air quality, carbon emissions and running costs all seen as selling points.
A bank of five rapid charging points, funded by Transport Scotland and capable of charging the cars to 80% capacity in 30 minutes, has been installed at its headquarters in Isla Street to keep the cars in use around the clock. These are also available for public use. The eployment follows support and advice from Transport Scotland, the Energy Saving Trust, Dundee City Council and Nissan.
David Young, owner of 203020 Electric, said: “Dundee is a city with some of the worst air pollution in the country and this initiative puts us at the forefront of efforts to improve that. The environmental benefits of running these pure electric vehicles will make a real difference for the people of Dundee.”