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Firm launches first zero emission taxi service in London

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Climatecars has announced the launch of the first ever zero emission minicab in London.

The Renault Fluence Z.E. is the chosen model for Climatecars zero emission fleet and runs on 100% electricity. Its official range is 115 miles on a single charge according to the NEDC combined measurement (New European Driving Cycle). Climatecars have been working in partnership with Renault and have secured two of the first Fluence cars to hit the UK, several months ahead of public release.

Climatecars also plan to bolster the charging opportunities by having their very own charge point in place at their HQ in Central London.

Nicko Williamson, founder and MD of Climatecars said: "The addition of the fully electric Renault Fluence to Climatecars fleet marks a crucial step towards our aim of being the worlds first zero emission car service. We are really excited to have partnered with Renault and are looking forward to offering a 100% electric car service to our customers.

Climatecars electric vehicle fleet will be operating in Central London and will be priced at the same level as our normal hybrid fleet".

Commenting on the project, Thierry Sybord, managing director, Renault UK, said, “Renault is the only company to be offering a full range of electric vehicles. We’re charging ahead with the launch of the first Z.E. models and have great ambitions for them. Fluence Z.E. will be the perfect way to be transported around the urban and suburban sprawl of the nation’s capital in refined and reliable zero-emission style. I hope both Climatecars and their clients enjoy their electric experience.”

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “It’s great Climatecars is doing its bit to make London a greener place by offering a great alternative to the humble black cab. Cutting carbon emissions is vital to limit global temperature rises to tackle climate change.”

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