Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Denbighshire is hosting the only North Wales pilot of a zero emission green taxi scheme as part of the Welsh Government’s target of de-carbonising the taxi fleet entirely by 2028.
It will operate a try before you buy initiative, allowing hackney licensed taxi drivers to try the vehicle free of charge for 30 days, including free electric charging at specific locations in Denbighshire, vehicle licensing, breakdown cover and insurance.
Denbighshire has four wheelchair-accessible Nissan Dynamo E-NV200 taxis to use as part of the pilot.
The associated charging infrastructure will also be installed, this will consist of four 50kw rapid chargers with two being located in Rhyl and two in Prestatyn.
Cllr Brian Jones, Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in this Welsh Government-funded pilot which will help taxi operators discover the benefits of greener zero emissions vehicles.
“There are ‘rapid’ charging points due to be installed in North Denbighshire and we are seeking enquiries from operators based in the North of the county for the first phase of the pilot scheme.
“This is one of a number of projects we are undertaking on electric vehicles as a Council which will create healthier surroundings and reduce carbon emissions in Denbighshire.”