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Nissan lands world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal

Nissan lands world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal in Madrid

  • Nissan to provide Madrid taxi company, La Ciudad del Taxi with 110 new Nissan LEAF 30 kWh
  • Total volume makes it the world’s largest electric taxi fleet deal
  • Announced at the Madrid Motor Show
  • Nissan LEAF 30 kWh boasts 26 percent more range than its predecessor, providing up to 250km of driving range on a single charge

MADRID, Spain – Nissan and La Ciudad del Taxi have announced the world’s largest 100 percent electric taxi fleet deal that will see 110 Nissan LEAF 30 kWh providing zero emission taxi services in Madrid.

Announced at the Madrid Motor Show, the agreement signed between Nissan and La Cuidad del Taxi will introduce electric taxis into the Spanish capital, putting Madrid up there with other like-minded capital cities such as Amsterdam, which has taken delivery of 100 Nissan LEAF and e-NV200, and Budapest with 65 LEAF.

Gareth Dunsmore, Head of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe said: “Cities across the globe are facing huge challenges in terms of poor air quality and increasing greenhouse emissions. Adding zero emission vehicles such as the Nissan LEAF to taxi services operating in major cities is vital step to tackling these challenges head on.

“La Ciudad del Taxi shares the same pioneering spirit as Nissan and I am thrilled to see the city of Madrid at the forefront of the electric revolution with this landmark deal that will see more than 100 Nissan LEAFs providing clean, sustainable taxi services for people across the city.”

Jesús Ramos Fernández, President of La Ciudad del Taxi said: “This operation will set the standard for the mobility of the future as far as the taxi industry is concerned. Zero emission transport will play a large role in this sector and this fleet deal with Nissan will help put Madrid at the forefront of sustainable mobility services.”

The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world with more than 220,000 units sold globally. The new LEAF 30 kWh offers a range of up to 250 km on a single charge, making it an ideal taxi vehicle and its size, comfort and performance are well-suited to urban environments. In addition to its zero emission benefits, the Nissan LEAF also offers running costs four times cheaper than that of a conventional combustion engine and up to 40 percent savings in maintenance costs.

The electric taxi market in Europe is growing quickly as taxi operators switch on the benefits of zero emission mobility. Nissan has sold almost 800 electric vehicles (LEAF and e-NV200) to taxi owners and operators across Europe and the top three markets for Nissan electric taxis include Netherlands, UK and Spain. 

The Region of Madrid is demonstrating its commitment to electric mobility, with a grant programme scheduled to be presented in June, for which industry professionals including taxi drivers will be eligible. In addition, the Regional Government is Spain has pledged €2 million in support of its firm commitment to sustainable 100 percent electric and zero emission mobility.

Madrid City Council has also confirmed it is ready to install charging infrastructure across the capital.

For more information about Nissan products, services and the brand’s commitment to sustainable mobility, visit www.nissan.eu/experience-nissan.html

About La Ciudad del Taxi

La Ciudad del Taxi is a taxi company that has been operating in the Region of Madrid for more than 10 years and is committed to beginning a change in the taxi industry with the inclusion of 110 electric taxis.

Passionate about the environment and providing a pleasant experience for the user, Taxi Eléctrico is committed to modernising the industry by adapting eco-efficient technologies in public transport in Madrid.

In order to deliver service excellence and distinction, Taxi Eléctrico provides all its users with:

  • Trips in 100% electric vehicles, as a result helping to mitigate climate change.
  • Uniformed drivers who have been selected and trained to guarantee our users peerless service and efficiency, with particular emphasis on our standards of customer care.
  • Free Wi-Fi for users, thus bringing added value to Taxi Eléctrico.
  • A free app exclusively for electric cars, with a direct relationship between the user and the driver.  www.taxielectrico.net 

As a company we are firmly committed to reducing CO2 emissions. Because the figures speak for themselves; for our health, the air we breathe and because it is our choice.

To conclude, La Ciudad del Taxi is taking the first step towards sustainability, and we hope to have the support of government to move this project forward so that the taxi industry will be strengthened by these measures, since at present it is going through serious difficulties. 

About Nissan in Spain
Nissan has three production centres in Spain: Barcelona, Ávila and Cantabria, where it produces the Nissan Pulsar car, the NV200 van and its 100% electric version the e-NV200 and the new Navara pick-up; and NT400/Cabstar and NT500 light trucks. In addition, Nissan Spain also has an R&D centre for engines and developing light commercial vehicles as well as spare parts and distribution centres. Its sales office for Spain and Portugal is in Barcelona. In total almost 5,000 people work at Nissan in Spain and in 2015 it produced 104,700 vehicles.

About Nissan in Europe
Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 17,600 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. In 2014 Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced more than 675,000 vehicles including award-winning crossovers, small cars, SUVs, commercial vehicles and electric vehicles, including the Nissan LEAF, the world's most popular electric vehicle with 96% of customers willing to recommend the car to friends. Nissan now offers a strong line-up of 23 diverse and innovative models in Europe under the Nissan and Datsun brands.


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