Rotterdam Taxi Co. (RTC), based in The Netherlands, is adding to its fleet 22 e6 electric vehicles from BYD Co. Ltd. following a successful initial deployment of the EVs.
BYD says RTC was the first operator in Europe to put the e6 electric taxi into service, in 2013. Work is proceeding between the companies to conclude finance and leasing arrangements, and they expect the new EVs to come online during 2015.
‘The experience with our first three BYD e6 taxis has been very positive,’ says RTC CEO Sjaak de Winter. ‘They are liked by our passengers and drivers, and they have proved very economical to operate. We look forward to expanding our fleet.’
BYD e6 taxis can also be found in regular service in cities such as Brussels, Barcelona and London – where a fleet of 32 e6s is expected to increase to 200 in early 2015.