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Taxi Firm Looking To Create Greener Taxis

Swift Cars is a private hire taxi company based in the town of St Leonard’s and they are keen to become known as an environmentally friendly cab company. They recently began the process by adding a ‘green’ car to their fleet. As approximately 80% of the company’s business is comprised of single person journeys, this new cab is deemed to be the perfect way to decrease the firm’s carbon footprint.

The local council’s licensing department were happy to give the ‘taxi for one’ service the green light and it has been in operation since 3 September 2012. The cab is a Citroen C1 and is a great car for the environment thanks to its reduced emissions and cost effective nature. It is believed to be less expensive to run than virtually any other 2-litre vehicle.

Shirley Sanders is confident that the new green cab will be a major success and if it is, she is likely to add at least one similar cab to the Swift Cars fleet. She runs the company with her husband Norman and admits that he has been eager to add an environmentally friendly cab to their firm for several years. The company are also believed to be the first in the South East to have a green cab in their fleet.

The dynamic Sanders couple are also going to plant trees in East Sussex as a means of offsetting the carbon emissions of the C1. Shirley hopes that other companies in the region will follow their lead and increase carbon awareness.

Source: hastingsobserver.co.uk