Hart District Council has licensed the first electric car to operate across Hart for taxi services.
On Tuesday 11 December Hart’s licensing team licensed a Nissan Leaf, Zero Emissions car for private hire through Hart Taxis. New vehicles such as this will contribute to improving the air quality by having no harmful roadside emissions.
Cllr Gill Butler, Chair of Hart District Council’s licensing committee, said: “I’m delighted that we can licence the first fully electric taxi in Hart. Hopefully in the future the committee will look to introduce incentives to encourage more taxi providers to go electric. It’s a real step forward and I hope other taxi providers follow suit.”
Roy Sheriff, Transport Manager at Hart Taxis said: “Hart Taxis has always been at the forefront of change within the taxi industry. From implementing world-leading technologies such as our Cordic transport system and text back; to our move from diesel towards electric cars. We hope that developments such as these will set the bar in the Hart District and that others will soon follow suit. The environment has been a focal point more and more in recent years, the time has come to put our planet first and Hart Taxis will continue to strive towards change in the future.”
Hart District Council has been supporting the use of electric vehicles since the introduction of rapid electric vehicle charging points in Church Road car park in the summer of 2016 and will continue to support initiatives that encourage the increased usage of electric vehicles.
For more information about Taxi licensing in Hart please visit www.hart.gov.uk/taxis.