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Electric taxi takeover?

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 4:51pm

All of Cork’s traditional carbon dioxide emitting taxis may be replaced by a fleet of fully electric units by 2025.

That’s if Labour Party local election candidate for Cork City North West, Luke Carroll gets his way having called for legislative action to be taken in order to help Ireland to reach its CO2 emissions target.

The call comes in response to a plan put in motion by Norway’s capital city Oslo to have a completely electric taxi system by 2023.

“In Labour we think we need to be far more ambitious in our aims to reach our CO2 emissions targets and to begin to keep pace with other nations in the EU,” said Mr Carroll.

The initiative would require the installation of underground wireless power transfer stations around the city where drivers can charge their vehicles while waiting for passengers.

An inductive panel installed in the frame of the electric taxi would receive the charge through magnetic force when the vehicle drives over the charging bank.

“With 1,163 taxis operating in Cork right now, and the fact that transport emissions have to be reduced by around 12 million to just 6.5 million tonnes in 11 years’ time, I think that electrifying our taxis is an important contribution we can make to help meet our emissions reduction targets,” concluded Mr Carroll.

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