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Electric Blue EV Taxi Company Almost Ready to Plug-in

A new electric taxi company with a difference is readying themselves for imminent launch.

Electric Blue has begun work installing their first Rapid Charger network in Watford, Hertfordshire, which is designed to recharge an electric taxi every 25 minutes and should be open by early April. Alex Calnan, Director of Electric Blue said:

“The #ElectricRevolution is coming! Stage one of the quietest, cleanest revolutions in history will see another lucky town join the exclusive club of towns enjoying the benefits of emission free, fully electric taxis.”

Initially, the rapid chargers will exclusively be to support a fleet of electric taxis, which will also begin their emission-free work in April. Alex adds:

“The plan is that as the network grows, the charge points will be opened up to public use and provide a vital inner city rapid charge network.”

While there are a number of other electric taxi fleets operating in the UK, Electric Blue’s project in Watford will provide a case study from which they can prove the concept before deploying their approach nationwide. Following Watford, Electric Blue have already planned expansion of the service to St Albans, their home city. Looking to the future, they are already in talks with other towns and cities who are interested in adding electric taxis to their ranks.

Electric Blue’s first rapid charger, an Evolt Compact Rapid Combo, was installed in Watford beside the bus stop at Beechen Grove, on the 3rd March 2015.

More information will be released over the next few weeks or you can visit Electric Blue’s website to find out more:

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