More than 250 electric taxis now on roads across Hamburg
Around 40 new e-taxi ranks with fast charging stations are to be built all over Hamburg to cater to some 255 e-taxis now on roads, a press release said Sunday (November 27, 2022). The city is co-operating with taxi companies, taxi funds and taxi associations to convert around 2,700 vehicles to emission-free drives. E-taxis can be spotted easily in Hamburg thanks to their green outer mirrors.
Up to EUR 10,000 for e-taxi ranks
"The mobility transition necessitates changed drives. Reducing C02 emissions is an enormously important goal, especially for transport. This is exactly where the 'Zukunftstaxi' project comes in. A proven, reliable mobility service becomes even better by making taxis quieter, emission-free and more inclusive in future," said Anjes Tjarks, Senator for Transport and Mobility Transition. E-taxi ranks with fast-charging stations simliar to those on Alsterdorfer Markt and at the Eidelstedt S-Bahn station are needed to switch to zero-emission taxis. Grants of up to EUR 10,000 per location are available for private companies, institutions and charging infrastructure providers to set up small e-taxi ranks on their premises.
Tonnes of CO2 saved since 2021
Around 1,750 tonnes of C02 have been saved since the the "Future Taxi" scheme launched in April 2021 with only four e-taxis. The scheme boosts the conversion of taxis to alternative drives and setting up new charging stations for e-taxis and is proving increasingly popular among taxi companies. The so-called climate title subsidies of the 1st and 2nd stage for 400 e-taxis and 60 inclusive taxis have already been awarded. Interested taxi companies can apply for funding, if required.