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Electric taxis unveiled in Nottingham


DG Cars are one of the city’s most reputable private hire operators (taxis) and have operated within the city for many years. They have always been at the forefront of technology and are now pleased to announce the unveiling of six brand new Nissan Leaf electric taxis.

Nottingham City Council unveiled its Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Strategy last year with a view to ensuring the taxi and private hire fleet ‘go green’ in a bid to clean up the city’s air emissions. Whilst DG’s fleet is already, in the main, compliant with the proposed minimum Euro 6 diesel and Ultra Low Emission standards, they are going the extra mile with the continued roll-out of their electric fleet.

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The new vehicles which cost nearly £30,000 offer zero emission, running on pure electric batteries that are capable of over 200 miles on a single charge and will prove to be a big hit with passengers.

Ajmil Ali, Director for DG Cars said, “DG are proud to be leading the way when it comes to investing in our fleet and technology. We were early adopters of electric vehicles and had previously purchased the first Nissan Leafs several years ago. Whilst the technology wasn’t quite ready then, we have now invested again with the latest models that give drivers the extended range they need.

Customers will love the experience of a smooth, zero emission car and they are available now. If you’re considering switching to electric, then why not book a journey and get a first-hand account from a driver of just how great these vehicles really are.

“For corporate clients looking to procure through greener supply chains, adding these vehicles as part of the mix will significantly lower their emission contributions and ultimately help towards improving air quality in the city.
DG have significant plans to expand the ECO Fleet and see EV’s as the future of this industry.”.

We also have our DG Cars Booking App which the majority of our customers now use and DG will continue to invest in the business.”

Councillor Toby Neal, portfolio holder for Community Protection, said “This is fantastic news for the city and it is great to see local businesses buying in to our taxi strategy. Taxis and private hire vehicles play an important role in our transport network and we continue to work with the trade to ensure we have the best possible offer. Customer service, driver behaviour, standards and newer, cleaner vehicles will ultimately see drivers prosper but more importantly provide the city with a class-leading offer that people want to use.”

The City Council are also installing over 230 electric vehicle charging points throughout this year following a successful bid for the funding.

The new cars will be on display from 9am until 10am Tuesday 15th May in the Market Square and are available to book now through the DG Cars App or by calling 0115 9 500 500


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