Nissan is leading the electric revolution with more than 550 electric taxis now on the road in Europe. That is a good test as taxi drivers are some of the most demanding users with the highest mileage, reinforcing the reliability and versatility of Nissan electric vehicles.
During 2015 alone, over 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe, making Nissan the best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis.
The growth of the electric taxi market looks set to continue, as its popularity has started to take hold in Eastern Europe. Green Lite Taxi Kft., based in Budapest, has purchased 65 Nissan LEAFs in a bid to become Hungary’s largest zero emission fleet.
In Estonia, it has been reported that a Nissan LEAF owned by taxi company, Elektritakso, has clocked up over 135,459 miles on its original battery pack, showcasing the high quality and reliability of Nissan’s electric vehicle range. In total, there are 80 electric taxis and counting in Estonia, whilst in Lithuania, Nissan is poised to deliver its first eight 100 per cent electric taxis to the Smart Taxi Company, based in the country’s capital, Vilnius, for late 2015.
What’s more, with the launch of the new 30 kWh Nissan LEAF, drivers can travel 25 percent further making it an even more practical choice for taxi companies.
Top five e-taxi countries in Europe by registrations:
LEAF 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
With running costs as low as 2p per mile, companies like C&C Taxis, based in rural South West England have saved more than £55,397 on average each year across its range of EV taxis. One of a growing number of businesses across Europe using Nissan electric vehicles in its company fleet, C&C Taxis proves that Nissan electric vehicles operate reliably as taxis with huge cost savings and a significant reduction in their carbon footprint.