In late 2014, Tesla Motors took another step forward in their quest to take over the global car industry.
A total of 167 Tesla Model S vehicles were purchased and deployed at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. These emission-free sports cars weren’t purchased for private use — quite the contrary. This new fleet will be the new mode of taxi transportation for travelers shuttling in and out of the airport.
These slick black and white colored vehicles are being operated by three separate taxi services in the area. This environmentally conscious project is a special collaboration between Schiphol, the BIOS Group, SchipholTaxi, and Tesla Motors.
The people at Tesla Motors have yet again figured out a new avenue of showing off their impressive technology. Just look at how impressed the traveling spectators are in the video below, provided by Schiphol Amsterdam Airport.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: Record number of electrically powered taxis at Schiphol
Schiphol, 16 October 2014
As from today, passengers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol can opt for electrically powered taxis operated by BBF Schipholtaxi or BIOS-groep. The two companies will jointly offer passenger transport services with a fleet of 167 Tesla Model S taxis. Schiphol is the only airport in the world to offer a comparable service: no other airport has a fleet of sustainable taxis this size. The electrically powered taxis provide a significant boost to sustainable mobility at the airport.
‘The new fleet of 100 per cent fully electrically-powered Teslas allows passengers to continue their journey from Schiphol in total comfort. At Schiphol, high-quality transport and an environmental conscience go hand in hand. This represents a crucial step in our efforts to reduce CO2 emissions and become one of the world’s three most sustainable airports’, explained Jos Nijhuis, Schiphol Group’s President and CEO. The zero-emission taxis will be serving Schiphol for a period of at least four years, with an optional extension of up to eight years.
Check-in to sustainability
Schiphol Group anticipates and is investing in a sustainable future for the airport. Schiphol Group facilitates connections – connections between the Netherlands and the rest of the world and connections between people. Schiphol Group conducts its operations with respect for people, the environment and its neighbours, both through independent initiatives and in close cooperation with passengers and airport business partners.