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First Nissan LEAF taxis arrive in Madrid & Rome

In Italy, Nissan has teamed up taxi company Unione Radiotaxi to operate two LEAFs on a 12-month trial as part of the Taxi 3570 fleet. The taxis will be supported by a static Nissan CHAdeMO quick charging station in the taxi firm's hub at Fiumicino Airport, which can recharge vehicles from 0% to 80% in less than 30 minutes.

‘We are very proud to be the first in Italy to introduce zero-emission taxis with our Nissan LEAF. Thanks to our experiences abroad we have no doubt about this being the ideal vehicle for Taxi operators,’ said Bruno Mattucci, Nissan Italy managing director. ‘Moreover, the Nissan quick charging station makes battery recharging easy and convenient. With zero emissions and ultra-quiet running, electric taxis make life in the city better for citizens, tourists and taxi drivers.’

Nissan Italy and Taxi 3570 have also signed a partnership to support and train “eco taxi drivers” in collaboration with LUISS University Master in Eco Mobility. 

In Madrid, Spain, the Nissan LEAF taxi has been incorporated into the city’s fleet of taxis as part of a continued move to fulfill its Air Quality Strategy and Climate Change policy under the new Blue + Plan, which aims to reduce emissions by a total of 30,000 tons by 2020 and position Madrid as a Smart City.

Marco Toro, managing director Nissan Iberia, said: ‘Precisely at zero km of all roads in our country today we begin the road to zero emissions Madrid. So with delivery of the first electric taxi Madrid, a Nissan LEAF, we are working to make this city, of this Community and Spain a world leader in sustainable mobility.’ 

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