An airport taxi service operating out of Bristol Airport has added four Toyota Prius to its fleet.
Checker Cars believes the addition of the Prius will support its strategy to reduce vehicle emissions at all sites it operates from.
The Managing Director of Checker Cars, David Crouch said: “Our environmental policy is to reduce emissions wherever possible, and we’re also looking for greater economy in the operation of our fleet, because with fuel prices as they are that’s becoming more and more important. We are also committed to the airports’ drive for lessening our effect on the local environment.”
The Toyota Prius is a full hybrid. At lower speeds it can be powered entirely by electric, meaning zero tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption. The Prius offers combined fuel economy of 70.6 mpg and low carbon dioxide emissions of 92g/km.
“Bristol Airport is committed to reducing CO2 emissions and energy usage.” Commented Peter Downes, Bristol Airport’s Commercial Manager. “We have worked with Checker Cars on introducing this latest initiative, which will contribute to improving air quality in and around the airport where taxis are stationary or travelling at lower speeds. Checker Cars is the only official taxi operator at Bristol Airport and all its drivers are authorised to set down and pick up from the Terminal forecourt. This provides passengers with a streamlined, door to door service, and thanks to the new vehicles they can also reduce the CO2 emissions of their journey”.
Mr. Downes added: “The arrival of the new Prius cars represents the latest phase of a rolling fleet replacement programme which will ensure Checker Cars continues to operate one of the newest, safest and most environmentally friendly taxi fleets on the road today.”
October 30, 2012
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