First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads

October 8th, 2013 § Comments Off on First carbon-zero taxi service hits UK roads § permalink

The UK’s first all-electric carbon-zero corporate taxi service hits UK roads this autumn. Starting in London, Thriev plans to put 1,000 cars on the road by the end of 2014, bringing low-cost, low-carbon transport to UK businesses.

The fleet will be charged by the British Gas network of charging points.

The new service will be the first of its kind: an extensive network of rapid units capable of charging a car from 20% to 80% in 20 minutes. The entire charging network across the UK, one of the largest of its kind, will see each unit of electricity matched with a unit of 100% British renewable electricity, making Thriev the UK’s only carbon-zero car service. » Read the rest of this entry «

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