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Milton Keynes taxi firm invests in EVs

By / 9 months ago / UK News / 1 Comment

Skyline Taxis has deployed four EVs for operation in Milton Keynes with the help of the local council.

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The firm plans to improve the fleet further with Wi-Fi and payment by chip and PIN.

The firm has invested in one Nissan LEAF and three Tesla Model S 75D cars, part-funded by the Government’s Plug-in Car Grant.

The move follows a pilot scheme in 2015, which saw Skyline trial a 24kWh Nissan LEAF for a four-week period – although the vehicle was well-received by customers and drivers, the company took the decision to wait for the release of the 30kWh LEAF, saying that the fewer charges and a longer range would significantly improve the drivers’ experience and earnings.

Skyline Taxis also consulted with the council on licensing policies and worked with Chargemaster on establishing charging point locations.

The firm plans to expand the fleet further in the future as well as offer in-vehicle Wi-Fi and payment by chip and PIN.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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