How it works

When the Local Authority chooses to operate an e-Taxi Demo scheme, Electric Blue provides your drivers with a fully licensed and insured electric taxi (e-Taxi)* to rent over a trial period. Rents are set at highly competitive rates and with flexible terms. The e-Taxi is fitted with vehicle telematics (eVolve service) to enable tracking and monitoring of driver usage patterns, which allow us to provide accurate real-world comparisons to the driver’s current vehicle. This comparative analysis articulates the benefits the taxi driver would gain by converting to electric.

The reliability of the charging infrastructure is imperative for any EV driver, even more so for a taxi driver as their income is dependent on time on the road. As such, your drivers will want to know that a charger is always going to be operational. Electric Blue provides and manages Rapid Charging points in appropriate locations. The eVolve tracking analysis provides recommendations for locations for these charges, based on a comprehensive, geographical understanding of the journey patterns your taxi drivers are making. Rapid chargers typically give an 80% charge in just 20 minutes, enough time for a cup of tea or some lunch so drivers can be assured that they money-earning time on the road is not lost.

*(rentable e-taxis can hold either Hackney or Private Hire licences.)

For many people, driving an EV is still an unknown concept, with taxi drivers being no exception. This means that most are unaware of how feasible it is to drive an EV and the plethora of benefits afforded from doing so.

The e-Taxi Demo scheme offers drivers a ‘try before you buy’ model; with the opportunity to step out of their current petrol or diesel vehicle and try a fully licenced e-taxi from Electric Blue to increase understanding, reduce anxieties and enable an informed decision to ‘go electric’. We use either the Nissan leaf (private hire) or the ADV Dynamo (Hackney) which are already being used as taxis in some areas.

For drivers taking part in the scheme, training is provided so they know how to operate the vehicle and the EV charge points, with Electric Blue remaining on hand to support and answer queries throughout the trial.

Benefits

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Prove the model

1: EVolve

Get real world data to prove viability.

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Drive the Demand

2: Driver Engagement

Support programs to educate and drive uptake

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Prove the model

3: e-Taxi Demo Programme

Test Drive e-Taxis

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Support the change

4: Rapid Chargers

First two chargers to support early adopters

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Drive the Demand

5: The LA 'Electrify' Programme

Growth in line with demand

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Support the change

6: Rapid Chargers

Growth in line with e-Taxi demand

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Drive the Demand

7: Clean Air Zones

Manage and enforce taxi electrification

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e-Taxi Demo - Proving that e-Taxis work to the taxi driving community

We supply fully managed and licensed electric taxis to your taxi community.

All e-Taxis have full Electric Blue EVolve tracking enabling us to provide drivers with a comprehensive analysis of their rental period and savings made by 'going electric'.

EVolve tracking

We manage the marketing, sign up and rental of the e-Taxis.

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