Electric vehicle (EV) technology has largely overcome early challenges so implementing these new, emission free technologies offers a highly visible, economical and sustainable solution. Uptake of electric vehicles has been relatively slow, due in some part to misconceptions such as limited range (known as range anxiety) - EVs are no longer ‘milk floats’ and can now outperform their petrol/diesel counterparts
How it works
For many people driving an EV is too much of an unknown and in the taxi arena drivers often haven’t been in an EV and aren’t aware of the benefits and how feasible it is for them to use for their business and personal use. Electric Blue seeks to raise awareness of and build engagement in the transition to a fully electric taxi fleet.
The eVent(s) will run in partnership with you, the local authority - the format can vary but we suggest:
- A morning event for the taxi drivers - an informal presentation to drivers on the benefits of EVs, presenting and discussing the EVolve findings (where applicable) the opportunity for a test drive and a short feedback session on the future of electric taxis.
- The afternoon event is tailored for the local authority - and any suitable local partners - local dealers who supply EVs such as Nissan or Renault and test drives
- An evening event will engage the local community in supporting the introduction of electric taxis, by raising awareness, dispelling myths and concerns and securing commitments to use the e-Taxis.
We will be responsible for the planning and delivery of each event, however in order to ensure the maximum value for the event we ask that the local authority liaise with their taxi drivers and fleets as well as internal staff. Please contact Electric Blue for any assistance in contacting drivers and fleets. We can provide flyers to circulate prior to any event.