Glasgow-based taxi and hire car company GlasGo Cabs has ordered 360 Nissan Leafs to replace existing internal combustion models with its fully electric vehicles. The 360 electric cars are to be delivered over a period of three years, the first eleven of which will arrive this year.
For GlasGo Cabs, these are the first electrically powered vehicles in its own fleet. As part of the large order, the Scottish company has chosen the Nissan Leaf e+ N-Connecta with a 62 kWh battery. According to the partners, the WLTP range of 239 miles (equivalent to 384 kilometres) suits their purposes well. Scottish car dealer Park’s Motor Group played a key role as a broker of the order.
GlasGo Cabs, for its part, was created only this year through the merger of Hampden Cars and Glasgow Private Hire. The company says the merger created Scotland’s largest private hire car and taxi company. GlasGo Cabs director Steven Malcolm said: ‘”We have been thinking for some time about electrifying part or all of our fleet (…). We are serious about doing our bit to reduce air pollution and protect the environment. The replacement of hundreds of our petrol and diesel models with all-electric Nissan LEAFs will have a meaningful impact on Glasgow’s air quality.”
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