Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport fields 167 Tesla taxis

Schiphol Airport Teslas

Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has deployed a fleet of 167 Tesla Model S taxis, which it says is the largest fleet of e-cabs at any airport in the world. The Tesla taxis are operated by two local companies, BBF Schipholtaxi and BIOS-groep.

“The new fleet of 100 percent electrically-powered Teslas allows passengers to continue their journey from Schiphol in total comfort,” said Jos Nijhuis, Schiphol Group’s President and CEO. “At Schiphol, high-quality transport and an environmental conscience go hand in hand. This represents a crucial step in our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and become one of the world’s three most sustainable airports.”

Several European taxi companies (and a couple Stateside) are already operating Tesla  taxicabs. Finnish taxi-booking company Cabforce and local partner Taxi Electric have several Model S and LEAFs in their Dutch fleet. There are also Model S hacks on the streets of Oslo. However, a Belgian taxi firm that recently deployed 34 EVs rejected Model S as too expensive.     

 

Source: Schiphol Airport via AutoblogGreen