Taxi Electric, based out of Amsterdam, currently operates a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAF electric vehicles. It was the first private taxi service to switch to a 100% electric fleet of taxis in 2011. Overall, the 25 Nissan LEAFs have amassed over 1.5 million kilometers of trouble free operations!
Andy Palmer, EVP Nissan said: “Taxi Electric was one of the first electric taxi companies in the world, and I’ve been impressed with their progress since their launch two years ago. They were the first to prove that zero-emission taxis – in the form of Nissan LEAFs – are a viable alternative. They have covered an astonishing distance in their fleet in such a short time and have shown just how reliable our electric technology is in a demanding environment. Their pioneering spirit closely matches ours, and we are certain they will continue their success with the ground-breaking Nissan e-NV200.”
Taxi Electric will not be the only taxi fleet to use the e-NV200 electric van. Barvelona has signed an agreement with Nissan to promote the vehicle as a taxi for the Spanish region.
Ruud Zandvliet, founder of Taxi Electric added: “Two years ago we started with 10 Nissan LEAFs. Each of these travelled well over 100,000 km and proved to be extremely reliable. Since last summer demand for our taxis is growing rapidly, which allowed us to double our fleet. We are very excited about the e-NV200 as it is designed to be a taxi. This will improve our offering and open new business opportunities for us.”
Global production of the Nissan e-NV200 electric minivan starts in May 2014, with sales scheduled for Summer 2014.