Kudos to the powers that be over in Dublin for actually considering access when setting up their new electric taxi program. This joint pilot project between the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and National Radio Cabs (NRC) brought two new electric cabs to Dublin.
And the really great part? One of those vehicles — the Peugeot Expert — is wheelchair-accessible.
Of course they’re also very easy on the environment, as well as the pocketbook. The cabs can travel up to 160 km on one battery charge, which far exceeds the average daily mileage for a Dublin cab. According to NRC Managing Director Liam Brady, the cabs cost between 2.50 and 3.00 to recharge each day, which is about 10% of the fuel cost of traditional cabs.
You can book one of the new electric taxis by calling 1 800-767676.
And if the accessible one is booked, no worries as NRC has traditional wheelchair-accessible cabs available as well. Give them a call at 672 2222, or visit their website at www.radiocabs.ie to schedule your ride.
Again, thanks to the ESB and NRC for including an accessible taxi in their new program. Accessibility and sustainability really do hand-in-hand!