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A town taxi firm has launched the county's first 'green' taxi.

Berridge Taxis, of Oakham has been in business for more than 40 years, and has decided it's time to give Rutland its first all-electric taxi.

The Volkswagen ID4 will cover local, long-distance and airport runs.

Berridge Taxis driver, Nick Briars and director Suzanne Bussingham with the new electric vehicle. Photo: Hicks Clicks Photography
Berridge Taxis driver, Nick Briars and director Suzanne Bussingham with the new electric vehicle. Photo: Hicks Clicks Photography

"The EV is something we have been working towards for some time, but the high cost of the initial purchase has been a barrier," said company director Suzanne Bussingham.

"So many customers have asked when we would be going electric, so we have decided to dip our toe in the water.

"We are hoping the response from customers will be overwhelmingly positive and the vehicle will work for us logistically.

"The scenario here in rural Rutland is wholly different to more urban settings where local authorities are pressing taxi firms to go green to improve air quality."



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