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Published on November 29th, 2015 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Over 550 Nissan Electric Taxis In Europe

November 29th, 2015 by  


Originally published on EV Obsession.

Thanks to Uber in the US, I know of one emission-free driver who makes his fares and saves $500+ a month avoiding gas and oil changes thanks to his Nissan LEAF. Still, in the US, we may have some catching up to do with Europe, where more than 550 Nissan electric taxis glide quietly on European roads. A recent press release, “Hailing Its Taxis: Nissan Exceeds All-Important 500 Electric Taxi Milestone,” shares that, as with my Uber friend, Nissan is the European choice for such driving.

Nissan is Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. “During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe,” Nissan notes.

Nissan electric vehicles — the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200, a passenger and light commercial vehicle, are catching on progressively among European taxi businesses. The Netherlands and the UK lead Nissan’s e-taxi league table.

Top 5 e-taxi countries in Europe (registrations): 

 

Country

Nissan LEAF

Nissan

e-NV200

Total number of Nissan e-taxis

1.

Netherlands

27

167

194

2.

UK

124

10

134

3.

Estonia

74

0

74

4.

Hungary

68

0

68

5.

Germany

24

6

30

As the Nissan press release points out, taxi drivers are demanding users with the highest mileage. Nissan EVs have proven reliability as well as massive fuel and maintenance savings. “In Estonia, it has been reported that a Nissan LEAF owned by the taxi company, Elektritakso, has clocked up over 218,000 kilometres on its original battery pack, showcasing the high quality and reliability of Nissan’s electric vehicle range.”

The increase of EVs in the electric taxi market is not going to slow. Nissan’s popularity has started to take hold in Eastern Europe as well.

“Green Lite Taxi Kft., based in Budapest, has purchased 65 Nissan LEAFs in a bid to become Hungary’s largest zero-emission fleet. To power its pioneering franchise, CEO Örs Lévay has installed seven quick chargers within the city.”

Clean air, quiet traffic, and thanks to the launch of the new 30 kWh Nissan LEAF, more range. Drivers can travel 25% further making it an even more practical choice for taxi companies.

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The Launch Of Canada’s First All-Electric Taxi Service — Nissan & Taxelco

Amsterdam’s Taxi Electric Will Be 1st Private Taxi Company To Use Nissan’s New e-NV200

Nissan Designs NV200 Taxi Just For London

 
 





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About the Author

Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, anthropologist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)



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