St Austell Taxi Firm Goes Further
A pioneering Cornish private hire firm has headed into 2016 with the addition of another three 100% electric Nissan LEAF’s to its fleet. C&C Taxis from St Austell has already hit the headlines in recent months after clocking up well over 700,000 all-electric miles in their fleet of electric vehicles and has now added to their eco credentials yet again, thanks to the recent purchase from Nissan dealer, West End Motors in Bodmin.
The newly released 30kWh Nissan Leaf has enabled company owner Michelle Williams to benefit from the increased range and offers their customers in Cornwall the perfect ride in almost sheer silence. The decision to add to their already impressive electric vehicle fleet of 11 was a no-brainer for Michelle who has been a long time campaigner of alternative fuel transport over the years.
“We have been running Nissan LEAF’s in our fleet since 2013 and its one of the best decisions we have ever made” she says. “They are really popular with all of our customers and of course they provide us with fantastic cost savings over conventional petrol or diesel vehicles”.
And with the introduction of the 30kWh LEAF means the innovative firm can provide an even better service than before. “It really does make all the difference to us. Being able to travel additional miles means our cars can be on the road longer and inevitably it means we are able to get to our customers quicker. “
West End Motors Business Centre Manager and Electric Vehicle Specialist James Holder has assisted C&C Taxis in developing their fleet of electric vehicles over the last few years, and is delighted to continue his support with the next generation of EV’s. “I was really lucky to be involved the Nissan electric vehicle revolution from the outset and we have really built up a fantastic relationship with C&C Taxi’s over the years” he says. “They really have a fantastic outlook on alternative transport and have already become a Nissan EV ambassador both across the UK and worldwide.”
James has seen a big uplift in EV sales over recent months. “Electric Vehicle usage is increasing at a rapid pace. With technology changing all the time and the charging infrastructure expanding daily, I truly believe that the Nissan LEAF or e-NV200 is becoming a real consideration in many people’s vehicle choices. The cost savings and eco- benefits are huge and that’s why C&C Taxis has made it work so well for them.”
For more information on Nissan Electric vehicles, please contact the West End Motors EV Specialist James Holder on 01208 261111 or alternatively call into to their Launceston Road showroom in Bodmin.