Vehicles: Electric Taxi
Gasoline- or diesel-powered vehicles cause severe problems. They pollute the air, emit greenhouse gases, produce noise and consume increasingly expensive fossil fuels. Electric vehicles (EVs) are a promising alternative that can address these problems and contribute to a sustainable transport system.
Taxis are highly visibility in cities and switching the fuel on which they run can raise awareness of how electricity can be an alternative to fossil fuels. They can serve as role models and bring consumers and customers into closer contact with the technology.
EVs offer several advantages compared to gasoline or diesel vehicles:
• Zero exhaust emissions – EVs do not produce any exhaust emissions during operation
• Reduced noise pollution – As EVs generate no propulsion noise, these vehicles are very silent at low speeds (usually below 30 km/h).
• Increased independence from fossil fuels – A variety of resources can produce electricity, including renewable sources (solar, wind, geothermal heat, water).
• Reduced greenhouse gas emissions – EVs can help mitigate the effects of climate change. This potential is highest if the electricity comes from renewable sources.