First hybrid taxi company to open in Scotland

First hybrid taxi company to open in Scotland  
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Green, Hybrids, Toyota
on 07/27/2009

Source: Toyota GB

Now it has been agreed by West Lothian Council that the Toyota Prius can be licensed as a private hire vehicle, West Lothian/Edinburgh based Calder Cabs have become the first company in Scotland to run a fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius.

The company which has been serving the West Lothian/Edinburgh area for three years collected the six Toyota Prius from Tom Graham, Business Centre Manager at Western Toyota in Sighthill. They chose the Prius because it is a hybrid car and has a 1.5-litre petrol engine combined with an electric motor. This means it can offer CO2 emissions of just 104 g/km and combined fuel economy of 65.7 mpg. It also has the ability to run solely on electric power when in traffic so that fuel consumption and emissions are nil.

Colin Paton and Andrew Liddle, Directors of Calder Cabs said, “We are pleased to be able to respond positively to calls from the Scottish Government for businesses to look at their carbon footprint and find ways to reduce this. We have spent a lot of time researching hybrid vehicles and come to the conclusion that the Toyota Prius is the perfect choice for our business, as well as our corporate customers whose businesses require them to reduce their carbon footprint.”

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