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Electric Dreams – eConnect Cars scoops Gold in Environmental QSi Category

QSi-2014 300London’s first all-electric taxi fleet has won the Environmental Gold award at the prestigious Professional Driver QSi (Quality Service and Innovation) Awards, the only national awards for the growing private hire and chauffeur industry.

eConnect Cars is London’s Greenest private hire operato. It started operations less than 12 months ago, but now has a fleet of nearly 20 Nissan Leaf electric cars, operating from a base near Canary Wharf, London.

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“Our Environmental Award Gold medallist, eConnect Cars, has taken the green ethos to another level entirely,” said Mark Bursa, editor of Professional Driver magazine. “With the first all-electric fleet in London, we believe this operator’s growing fleet of Nisan Leafs could become as common as the Greentomato Toyota Prius on the streets of London.”

Greentomato Cars took Bronze in the Environmental Category, with another major Nissan Leaf operator, Phoenix Taxis of Blyth, Northumberland, winning Silver thanks to a strong environmental ethos. “Every car in its fleet is an electric car, a hybrid or an LPG conversion. Phoenix Taxis proves that London doesn’t always lead the way,” said Mark Bursa.