Around mid-March 2016, Montrealers will be able to choose from two types of electric taxi service: Téo Taxi, a fleet of green and white Nissan Leaf, Tesla and Kia Soul vehicles, and Téo Black, a fleet of all-black Tesla Model S.
CEO of Taxelco Marc Petit on the services:
“The two services will meet Montrealers’ different transportation needs. Téo Taxi offers a unique and highly personalized service that encourages interaction between the driver and customer. Téo Black caters mainly to a business clientele, with competitive pricing that will make it a popular service across the city.”
The mobile app allows the sharing of a taxi ride between customers and capability to book its movements ahead of time. Once in the vehicle, customers will be able to use a tablet with content “tailored to each user profile and chosen destination”. Taxelco also promises free Wi-Fi service and phone chargers will be available in all Téo vehicles at all time.
Here’s a Téo Taxi/Tesla Model S:
Here’s the company’s fleet:
Taxelco was founded by XPND Capital earlier this year and is the sole investor in Téo, but the project is made possible with the help of several partners: Hydro-Québec, Videotron, Quebecor Media Group, the ministère des Transports, the City of Montreal, financial institutions such as Claridge, Investissement Québec, the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and National Bank.
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