Its been an exciting week for Electric Blue! You may have noticed a new addition to the line of taxis waiting at the ranks in Watford. This is because Electric Blue have now officially launched a new scheme to introduce electric vehicles into the local taxi fleet!
Director of Electric Blue, Alex Calnan, was joined by the Mayor of Watford, Dorothy Thornhill on Monday, who took the first ride in an Electric Blue taxi to the brand new Rapid Charger, located just off Beechen Grove near the Parade Shops.
Alex says "With support on the day from Nissan, EValu8 and Watford Borough Council, we have had an extremely positive response this week and already have a number of drivers lined up to trial the vehicle over the next couple of months...watch this space!"
Electric Blue has created a scheme allowing local drivers to trial an electric fully licensed taxi for a day, week or month. It's time to really put the vehicle through its paces! This means that your next taxi ride could be an emission free one!
As part of the project Electric Blue are installing a Rapid Charger Network across the town that will allow taxi drivers to recharge in just 25 minutes, which as the project develops, will open to the general public and provide vital inner city rapid charging. To complete the emission reduction circle Electric Blue will also power every charger with 100% clean, green renewable energy from Good Energy.
Electric Blue have partnered with Nissan to provide the first vehicles available for drivers to trial, which include the very popular Nissan Leaf. The range of vehicles will shortly grow to include larger 7 seaters and wheelchair accessible vehicles.
Electric Blue will continue to work closely with Watford Borough Council, Nissan and EValu8 to develop the charging network and support those drivers wishing to upgrade to electric.
The full press release from Watford Council can be found here - http://www.watford.gov.uk/ccm/content/strategic-services/press-releases/2015-03/watford-goes-electric.en
To find out more about the Electric Blue project, or if you would like to see the introduction of electric taxis in your town or city then visit the Electric Blue website www.electricblueuk.com.
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