With more than 550 electric taxis on European roads, Nissan is now Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe.
Nissan electric vehicles—the Nissan LEAF and the e-NV200, a passenger and light commercial vehicle—are becoming increasingly popular among European taxi businesses, with the Netherlands and the UK topping Nissan’s e-taxi league table.
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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.
In Estonia, it has been reported that a Nissan LEAF owned by taxi company, Elektritakso, has clocked up more than 218,000 kilometres (135,459 miles) on its original battery pack. In total, there are 80 electric taxis and counting in Estonia, while in Lithuania, Nissan is poised to deliver its first eight electric taxis to the Smart Taxi Company, based in the country’s capital, Vilnius, for late 2015.
With the launch of the new 30 kWh Nissan LEAF, drivers can travel 25% further making it an even more practical choice for taxi companies.