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First Tesla Taxi in America after 100,000 miles: Why every taxi driver should consider going electric

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There are now hundreds of taxis around the world using the Tesla Model S and X. There are a few services using the vehicles in the US, but Tesla’s vehicles are particularly popular with taxis in the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway, where the very first Tesla Taxi went into service in 2013.

Another early Tesla Taxi has been in operation since March 2014 in Quebec City. It is owned and operated by Christian Roy. Last weekend, Christian passed the 100,000 miles mark on his Model S 85. For the occasion, we reached out to him in order to summarize his experience as one of the first Tesla Taxis in the world and very first in North America.

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A new electric taxi fleet with 10 Tesla Model S vehicles at the Montréal-Trudeau Airport

Téo Taxi is now available at the Montreal-Trudeau airport. (CNW Group/Téo Taxi)

Last year, we reported on the startup Taxelco acquiring the second largest taxi company in Montreal with a fleet of 500 cars and 1,000 drivers. The company soon started taking delivery of Kia Soul EVs, Nissan LEAFs and Tesla Model S’s in order to launch its Téo Taxi service which is an EV-only taxi service powered by a Uber-like app.

This week, the startup announced a new service based at the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

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