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Mid Sussex cabbie receives accolade amidst efforts to support and promote shift to electric taxis

Updated: Aug 20, 2023

Image credit: Mid Sussex District Council

In an effort to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles within the taxi and private hire industry, Sussex Air initiated a survey to gather feedback from drivers across Sussex.

Paul Botting, a licensed driver from Mid Sussex District Council, was recently awarded an Amazon voucher for his valuable input to the survey.

The project, organised in collaboration with local authorities, Connected Kerb, and Energy Saving Trust, aims to support and encourage the adoption of electric vehicles by taxi and private hire drivers. With the shared goal of reducing emissions and promoting sustainable transportation, this initiative seeks to pave the way for a greener future in Sussex.

Mid Sussex District Council have committed to achieving net zero emissions by 2050, and they are already making significant progress. Over 60% of the council's operational fleet has been converted to electric vehicles. The council has also installed electric vehicle charging points at the Oaklands offices.

Councillor Alison Bennett, Deputy Leader for Mid Sussex District Council, said: “I am delighted to see that our community is actively engaging in discussions about how we can improve air quality across our area. “The project has been invaluable in helping us understand how we can build infrastructure that is convenient, reliable and works for the taxi trade. We are committed to decarbonising transport, improving air quality, and increasing electric vehicle adoption and understand the significant impact this will have on our environment now, and for future generations."


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