ZEV hopes to be carbon neutral by 2021
By: Scott Morgan, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese startup Zero-Emission Venture (ZEV) will formally launch Taiwan’s first fully-electric taxi service tomorrow (Jan. 16).
ZEV currently has 20 Tesla S and X model vehicles at the ready, which will be initially used to transport passengers to and from Taoyuan airport, before expanding throughout northern and western Taiwan.
ZEV, formerly known as 0Taxi, believe that Taiwan and the world more broadly is reaching a tipping point where electric vehicles become the norm, and the company hopes to be carbon neutral by 2021 through the use of green energy.
At the launch event in Taipei today, ZEV Founder and CEO Jerry Wang (王日新) said that the company’s fleet will be 100 percent electric, and that they aim to be pioneers of electric taxis in Taiwan. [FULL STORY]