– Electric taxi owner, George Price
I chose to go electric due to the increasing fuel costs and wanted to play my part in reducing carbon emissions.
Given the mileage I cover as a taxi driver, it was becoming increasingly expensive to fill up at the pumps.
My vehicle is charged using solar panels installed at my house, so as well as saving money, I am also doing my bit for the environment!
I would encourage other taxi drivers to go electric.
– Cllr Thomas Grierson, Chairman of the Licensing Committee
This is a great opportunity for the borough and I hope further taxi and private hire providers may look to broaden their fleet with electric cars.
This supports the council's commitment to reducing carbon emissions and to supporting Knowsley residents in reducing carbon emissions in their community.
Knowsley Council has granted a private hire licence to its first all-electric taxi. They say it will help taxi firms understand how electric cars can be integrated into their fleets.