First-ever electric corporate hire cars launch in London

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 14:00
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Private hire chauffeur operator Thriev are launching 20 zero-emission, fully-electric BYD e6 cars in London.

Powered by BYD rapid chargers as well as a British Gas London-wide charging network, the vehicle provides a potential range of 186miles.

The move means Thriev are the first company to offer low-cost, zero-emission, chauffeured vehicles to corporate and private users in London.

Arvind Vij, CEO and Co-Founder of Thriev, said: “We are delighted to see the new BYD e6 private hire vehicles, which feature our unique branding, go into service in London.

“Thriev offers its customers a true revolution in transport, using modern technology to offer private hire services.

“Ultimately, our aim is to provide a zero-emission and cost-effective alternative to private car ownership in congested large cities like London.”

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, added: “It is great to see our e6 on the roads of London in private hire service only a matter of weeks after we became the first manufacturer to have fully-electric buses in operation in the capital.

“We are delighted to be working with Thriev, which shares our vision to provide safe, reliable and efficient green transport in cities.”

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