Nissan Brings Two LEAF Taxis to Rome
Nissan is breaking ground once more with its LEAF EV, which has been delivered to Rome in the form of two zero-emission Nissan LEAF taxis. The LEAF has been used as an electric taxi in locales like Lisbon, Amsterdam, and Barcelona, and a partnership with Unione Radiotaxi of Rome now makes it the premier choice of Romans and Italians.
“We are very proud to be the first in Italy to introduce zero-emission taxis with our Nissan LEAF. Thanks to our experiences abroad we have no doubt about this being the ideal vehicle for Taxi operators,” said Bruno Mattucci, Nissan Italy Managing Director. “Moreover, the Nissan quick charging station makes battery recharging easy and convenient. With zero emissions and ultra-quiet running, electric taxis make life in the city better for citizens, tourists and taxi drivers.”
Nissan says that the LEAF taxis will be supported by a quick charging system that it co-developed with FCS Mobility which turns a Nissan NV400 into a mobile, van-based charging station. The CHAdeMO compatible NV400 is capable of charging the LEAF taxis from 30% battery capacity to 80% in about 15 minutes and from 0% to 80% in less than half an hour.
The agreement to join the Taxi 3570 fleet also includes the installation of a Nissan CHAdeMO quick charge station at the fleet’s hub in the Fiumicino Airport. 3570 is the largest taxi organization in Europe, with over 3,700 members and 10 million taxi services per year.