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Nissan Leaf Taxis come to Blackpool

Premier Cabs' Nissan Leaf in front of Blackpool TowerThe famous seaside resort of Blackpool is well-known for having one of the world’s first electric tram systems – which first opened in 1885 and was a revolution in clean, modern transport for the town.

Exactly 130 years later, Blackpool is experiencing another electric transport revolution, as local taxi firm Premier Cabs is introducing a brand new fleet of Nissan Leaf electric taxis.

The 12 electric taxis will provide a 24 x 7 service to Blackpool and Lytham St Annes.

A taxi firm’s biggest expense is fuel, so with running costs of just 2p per mile, the Nissan Leaf taxis will offer a significant saving – which will be passed on to the drivers:

Drivers will be able to make around £100 extra each week by driving one of the electric cars.

But it’s not all about money – Premier Cabs managing director John Cutler said:

“We wanted to do something extra for our customers and for the town and this really fits the bill.  This gives Blackpool a fleet of clean, green and very comfortable taxis that passengers will love and the town can be proud of”.

And passengers won’t be left stranded when the batteries run flat – the taxis have a network of 5 fast chargers which can re-charge the batteries to 80% in half an hour.

With each taxi covering more than 50,000 miles per year, there’s a significant saving in CO2 and airborne pollution to be considered too.

Thanks to Premier Cabs, the sea air in Blackpool will be fresher than ever.

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