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Taxi firm deploys charge points to support new EV fleet

A Kirkcaldy-based taxi business is using charge points installed by eVolt to support its new fleet of private hire Nissan LEAFs.


eVolt’s Rapid Charger can charge the taxi company’s LEAFs to 80% battery in 30 mins.

Taxi Central has installed one of eVolt’s Rapid Chargers, which can charge the 30kWh Nissan LEAFs to 80% battery life in 30 minutes, along with two eVolt AC 7kW Wall-mount Chargers that fully charge the EVs in around five hours.

The funding for the charge points came through the Energy Saving Trust (EST) and Transport Scotland.

“This charging structure is working excellently, and ensures that our new EVs are well-supported,” said Mike Brown, owner of Taxi Central. “We are a 24-hour business and conscious of our environmental foot print. EVs are cheaper to run in the long-term and have a lower maintenance cost, particularly since our taxis travel over 1,000 miles a week.

“EVolt’s chargers are high quality and very reliable, the installation was efficient, and its support network of local engineers gives me peace of mind that should there be a problem, it will be quickly resolved,” he added.

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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.