EVs are slowly making inroads into taxi fleets, especially in Europe. Visitors to Amsterdam enjoy the Tesla taxis that serve the airport, but the continent’s leading manufacturer of e-cabs is Nissan, with more than 550 electric taxis on European roads (including both the LEAF and the e-NV200 commercial van).
The company delivered over 100 EVs to taxi companies across Europe in 2015, including 65 LEAFs to Green Lite Taxi in Budapest, and 8 to the Smart Taxi Company in Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius. In Estonia, taxi company Elektritakso reports that one of its LEAFs has logged more than 135,000 miles on its original battery pack.
The top e-taxi countries in Europe are the Netherlands, with 27 LEAFs and 167 e-NV200s, and the UK, with 124 LEAFs and 10 e-NV200s.