We have one of the largest electric vehicle and low carbon emission fleets in the UK
Our Commitment to Electric Taxis
Our commitment to the environment is an integral part of our business. Phoenix Taxis were the first taxi company in the UK to offer an electric taxi service. We have one of the largest electric vehicle and low carbon emission fleets in the UK, and offer easily the most progressive and comprehensive green taxi service in the North of England.
Since we started using zero emission vehicles in 2013 our carbon output has reduced year on year. Combined we have reduced our emissions by almost one million tonnes of carbon. We now also work with other taxi providers in the UK, to expand their electric vehicle fleets, and further reduce carbon emissions, by providing consultations on low carbon transport.
To provide more support for our local environment we offer electric vehicle charging for students via strategic partnerships with Newcastle University and Northumberland College.
Where it all began: The Nissan Leaf, a 100% Electric Taxi
Phoenix Taxis were the first taxi company in the UK to offer an electric taxi service. Back in 2013 we based our electric vehicle plans around the pioneering technology of the Nissan LEAF.
We introduced nine Nissan LEAFs into the taxi fleet with a total investment of £250,000. Since then, we’ve more than trebled our fleet of electric cars, introducing newmodels to utilise improvements in battery range,passenger safety and comfort features. We now run the Tesla Model 3 and Nissan ENV as taxis, in addition to the Nissan Leaf. We have adapted the Nissan ENV so we can offer low emission taxis to our disabled passengers too.
We’ll soon have a fleet of 50 electric vehicles with a wide network of rapid charging points throughout the North East.
3,000,000 Miles (and counting!)
Phoenix Taxis are proud to have been a part of the first 3,000,000 miles travelled as a taxi for Nissan’s 100% electric vehicle: the LEAF. They’ve produced a video featuring our own MD Alex Hurst as he explains the impact the LEAF has had for us. You can also read the full article.
Have a question about electic taxis?
If you want to know more about our electric taxis or are interested in renting or buying a Nissan LEAF to use as a taxi, rideshare or private hire vehicle, please contact alex.hurst(at)phoenixtaxisbl.co.uk.