Updated: Dec 19, 2019
Nottingham’s taxi drivers got up close and personal with the second electric taxi to hit their city; the Nissan Dynamo.
The new 100% electric taxi was officially released in London on 23 October. A month later and 60 cabbies from Nottingham got a first glance of the new vehicle at an event hosted by Nottingham City Council (NCC) on 27 November.
Taking the highly successful Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV as a basis, each Dynamo Taxi is re-engineered into a wheelchair-accessible vehicle capable of carrying up to five passengers by Dynamo at its Coventry headquarters.
According to NCC taxi drivers gathered to not only see the new Nissan converted taxi, but also to hear more about the council’s financial offer for switching to ULEV as well as the charging network, they’ll have access to when they switch to an ULEV taxi.
At the event was Adam Patrick, the very first Dynamo driver from London. An NCC spokesperson wrote: ‘He spoke about how passengers love his taxi, especially because it is zero emissions. He also said he has high confidence in the vehicle, despite being the first to own one. He referred to the Nissan battery technology it uses being trusted and tested. He told us since early October he completed over 6,500 very successful miles in it.
'We’re excited to announce there will be Dynamo taxi Ride and Drive opportunities in January 2020. Your opportunity to get up close and test drive the new Dynamo 100% electric taxi.'
Image credit: Nottingham City Council