London-based taxi and courier company Addison Lee has pledged to have only electric vehicles in its fleet by 2023. Even without the recent acquisition of the ComCab taxi service, the company has more than 4,800 vehicles in its fleet, and with this acquisition, more than 7,000, which makes Addison Lee the largest taxi service in London.
Addison Lee now has 650 electric vehicles, and the company has turned to Volkswagen for complete fleet renewal.
Addison Lee is investing $ 218 million in the renovation, choosing the Volkswagen ID.4 as the base model. The basic version of the ID.4 is equipped with a 77 kWh lithium-ion battery, providing a range of 400 km. A power plant with a capacity of 201 hp allows you to reach speeds of up to 160 km / h.
The first 450 electric vehicles Addison Lee will receive by the end of this year, after which it is planned to add 200 electric vehicles monthly. The company also plans to build its own charging infrastructure using its $ 4 million Future Mobility Fund.