Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica

Cars

Portland Taxi Service To Use Tesla Model S

Originally published on Gas2
by Christopher DeMorro

On one hand, most electric cars are unlikely candidates for taxi service, with their limited driving range and long recharge times. On the other hand, the Tesla Model S is unlike any other electric car on the market, and it may be very well suited for livery work. Portland, Oregon-based Tesla Trips is set to find out thanks to their newly-granted livery license.

Tesla Trips got its start offering chauffeured wine, beer, and tourist tours throughout the Oregon countryside in the well-appointed Model S sedans, but they recently applied for a livery license as well. That license was granted, allowing Tesla Trips to also act as an on-call taxi service.

On paper, the Model S sounds like an excellent premium livery vehicle. The 85 kWh Model S is rated at 265 miles per charge, and the Supercharger service means a full, free charge in just an hour’s time. The Model S can also seat up to seven people, if you include the rear-jumper seats, and the long-wheelbase design gives passengers plenty of room. That has entrepreneurs from coast to coast looking to launch their own Tesla fleet service.

Companies in California have also started using the Tesla Model S, albeit in limited numbers, to provide livery service to the locals.

Source: Green Car Reports

 
Appreciate CleanTechnica’s originality? Consider becoming a CleanTechnica Member, Supporter, Technician, or Ambassador — or a patron on Patreon.
 
 

Advertisement
 
Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.

Written By

We publish a number of guest posts from experts in a large variety of fields. This is our contributor account for those special people, organizations, agencies, and companies.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed the results of its Tesla Model Y crash safety tests recently. Like all Teslas, the Model...

Cars

Last month, I wrote this article comparing Tesla’s Q3 2021 accident data with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) report Early Estimate of...

Cars

A US appeals court rejected Tesla’s request to reinstate higher civil penalties for automakers who fail to meet US fuel economy standards, Reuters has...

Batteries

Tesla has included a direct reference to the Model Y structural battery pack in an update to its Model Y owner’s manual. The document...

Copyright © 2021 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.