Taxi Electric is a green energy-fueled, zero-emissions taxi cab operator in Amsterdam, pledging to keep at least one kind of smoke out of the air in Northern Europe. Currently, the fleet operates several Nissan LEAF electric cars, but it will soon be adding the Nissan e-NV200 battery electric van as well.
This will make the cab company the first in Amsterdam to do so, following several other European cab operators in other countries who've adopted the purpose-built electric taxi van. They will take delivery of the van this summer.
Since 2011, when Taxi Electric began, they've been seen as a ground-breaking city transportation model. So far, they've amassed 1.5 million kilometers of operations in Amsterdam and the company says they've been trouble-free as well, helping prove the reliability of the LEAF as a daily-use vehicle under often harsh conditions.
"Taxi Electric was one of the first electric taxi companies in the world," said Andy Palmer, EVP Nissan, "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."
Global production of the Nissan e-NV200 begins in May with sales deliveries beginning this summer.