With only 3 of the total fleet of 1,240 taxis in the city powered by electricity
With only 3 of the total fleet of 1,240 taxis in the city powered by electricity, Palma council is trying to encourage the use of more. They see electrically powered vehicles as 'an alternative
form of transport, more sustainable, efficient and environmentally friendly,' and already encourage the use of such vehicles by private individuals by granting certain advantages. Owners don't have
to pay to park in the 'blue zones,' they can park for two hours for free in public car parks, and they don't have to pay as much road tax as ordinary cars!
To encourage the city's taxistas to invest in a greener future, the council will be making it easier for them to pick up passengers at two of the Palma's busiest areas – the airport and the port.
As soon as the rules are officially changed electric taxi drivers will be able to go straight to the front of the queues at both places and collect their passengers without waiting around for what
can be a long period.
Sounds like an idea that could work, so well done to the bright sparks who came up with it!