THE TAXI FLEET IS CHANGING
Through research and feedback prior to the establishment of the company, we made a decision to only stock the Toyota d4d Avensis. Now, Irish taxi rentals is embracing the transformation of the taxi fleet to fully electric, cost efficient, and environmentally friendly fully electric vehicles.
We belive this transformation is beneficial to all stakeholders and the most cost effective option for taxi drivers in the future.
The first vehicle type we have selected for the fleet is the MG ZS Ev, a very attractive and comfortable car, which will give the driver and passenger an inhansed journey experience.
Over the next 3 years more electric vehicles will be added to the fleet, as we continue to embrace the changes and modernisation of the taxi industry in Ireland.
THE NEW MG ZS EV
At home, the new MG ZS EV can recharge on a standard 7kW home charger in seven hours, allowing you to simply and easily charge your ZS EV overnight – or if you ever find yourself out and about in need of a boost, Ireland has plenty of rapid charging points compatible with the MG ZS EV.
Charging the new MG ZS EV could not be simpler thanks to its CCS and Type 2 ports, mounted within the front grill for easy access from either side of the car.
ON ROAD, AND FAST CHARGING
Drivers can download the esb ecar app to access the esb network of charging points. The app will give the driver a map showing the closest point and also real time information of which of the stations are in use or available.
Fast chargers will charge the vehicle by 80% in just 40 mins if the driver needs to do a long shift.
HOME CHARGER INSTALLATION
Irish taxi rentals will arrange for 7kw charger to be installed at the drivers home, there will be a deposit required from the driver of €500.00 this will be fully refundably on completion of the contract and return of the charger.
The MG ZS costs less than €5.00 to fully charge giving the driver 286klm of driving.
This is a huge saving on diesel and petrol expenses for taxi drivers, amounting to in the region of €30.00 per day back in the drivers pocket.
REDUCED DOWNTIME & MAINTENANCE APPOINTMENTS
Drivers are supplied with a new car, which reduces the possibility of problems and breakdowns.
Electric vehicles also have fewer requirements for servicing, which means fewer trips to servicing appointments for our drivers.
CONTRACTS & COSTS
The minimum contact for fully electric cars with Irish taxi rentals is 12 months.
We do not provide short-term contracts, as we believe in keeping a long term working relationship with our clients, some of which have been with us for over 7 years.
Contract price is 240 Euro per week.