Dundee’s electric taxi fleet reaches a million miles

Dundee’s all-electric taxi fleet – the largest in Scotland – has clocked up more than a million miles within a year.

Dave Young of 203020 Taxis (Image: DC Thomson/D. Nicolson)

Dave Young of 203020 Taxis (Image: DC Thomson/D. Nicolson)

203020 Electric – part of the Tele Taxis Group – launched in Dundee last April with a fleet of 30 electric Nissan LEAFs.

The initiative, which was supported by Dundee City Council, the Energy Saving Trust and Transport Scotland, has hit the landmark mileage months ahead of schedule.

Each of the company’s LEAFs has clocked up in excess of 30,000 miles and the firm now plans to add 40 specially adapted wheelchair accessible cars by the end of 2016, making it the largest in Europe.

Company owner David Young believes Dundee could become the first city in the world where all taxis and private hire vehicles are fully electric. He said:

“We never expected to hit a million miles so soon but it’s terrific that we have.

“It just goes to show how well the people of Dundee have taken to the idea of electric taxis.

“And each driver is saving between £120 and £130 a week on fuel so they’re delighted.”

Source: The Courier

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