17th June 2022

What is the Best Car for Taxi Drivers?

Are you wondering which car is good for taxi drivers working in the UK? Electric cars are the future of the taxi industry, being cleaner and more affordable to use in the long term.

Here are a few great advantages of switching to electric vehicles.

Which Car is the Best for UK Taxi Drivers?

Why should you consider driving an electric car? The benefits are especially useful for taxi and minicab drivers, who spend so many hours on the road.

  • No harmful CO2 emissions
  • Less noise pollution
  • No Clean Air Zone charges
  • Lower servicing and maintenance costs
  • Lower refuelling costs
  • Free parking offered in some cities

At Addison Lee, we’re working to fulfil our pledge of having a fully electric passenger fleet by 2023. Passengers and drivers alike can expect comfort, space and safety from these zero-emission vehicles.

Addison Lee’s Investment in Electric Cars

Addison Lee has partnered with Volkswagen to roll out their ID.4 SUV model, which is now appearing on the streets of London. This is the largest purchase of electric vehicles by a UK private hire provider.

The Volkswagen ID.4 offers comfort and style, with several special features for drivers, and plenty of boot space for your passengers’ luggage.

We are investing £60 million in electric vehicles, and once the passenger car fleet is completely electric, this will save 20,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

We’re on track to reach this goal 2 years ahead of any other major taxi operator in London. In the meantime, we’re operating a fleet that uses both electric vehicles and low-emission diesel vehicles, and offsetting the emissions produced by the diesel vehicles. From January 2023 newly PCO licensed vehicles will need to be Zero emissions capable.

To become a driver with a trusted taxi operator and get behind the wheel of a state-of-the-art electric vehicle, join our London private hire driver team today.

Drive an electric car with Addison Lee

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