Posted October 09, 2018 06:30:11When you want to take a taxi to work or to your next meeting, you’ll be able to do it on a solar-powered car.
The Perth-based company, Sun Taxi, has launched a solar taxi service, Sun Transit, that allows customers to take their car from home to work, school or to their destinations on the back of a sun-powered solar taxi.
Sun Transit is being launched in the city of Perth with a $20,000 funding commitment.
“The solar taxi concept is a great opportunity for us to expand the taxi service,” said Sun Transit CEO Peter Kranzl.
“It will allow us to increase our customer base significantly.”
“With a few months of operation we hope to have a service that can support up to five people and will allow for a variety of modes of transport.”
The Sun Taxi company says the vehicle is capable of delivering around 3.5 kilowatts of electricity per kilometre.
The company also hopes to have the vehicle in service in March 2019.
“We are now aiming to launch our first service on Monday, October 15,” said Mr Kranhl.
“Our first service will start at 10am on Monday at the Sun Taxi offices and will operate every morning until midday.”
Sun Transit was launched by Sun Taxi and the WA Government on March 6, 2018.
“This is the first solar taxi venture in Western Australia and we are very excited to be working with Perth city and state government,” Mr Krazl said.
“Solar taxi is an innovative, high-tech and cost-effective solution for the region.”
Sun Taxi has partnered with Solar City in Perth to deliver the service.
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