Vehicles: Electric Taxis
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. Electric taxis unlike the fossil-fuelled ones do not pollute the air, emit greenhouse gases, or produce noise; thus, can help contribute to a sustainable transport system in cities. Vehicle manufacturers and charging infrastructure providers can be important stakeholders in introducing a local electric taxi fleet. Vehicle manufacturers might provide third party funding for charging stations and service facilities whilst charging infrastructure operators could provide batteries in a battery-renting system. Also, training of taxi drivers and service staff on electric vehicles is essential in promoting e-taxis. Moreover, Coordination and support from local and or national government authorities in the form of financial incentives such as subsidies or low-cost loans for investments in vehicles or infrastructure can help boost the electrification of taxi services.