Advertisement

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

Follow John

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids?

Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in Norway, you haven't ridden in a Tesla taxi.

DON'T MISS: Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway)

Given that country's huge incentives for purchasing and operating battery-electric cars, perhaps the luxury sedan was a natural.

It's a five-door hatchback, making it easier to stow even large items or multiple suitcases on airport runs.

ALSO SEE: Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

It's smooth, quiet, relatively spacious in back--and the acceleration lets taxi drivers drive like...well, taxi drivers.

Not to mention the low operating costs and the large battery that provides a full day's run without the need to recharge.

AND THIS TOO: Norway: The Friendliest Place In The World For Electric Cars

Our reader Andrew Henderson sent us three photos of actual Tesla Model S taxis on the street in Oslo--and what it's like from the back seat.

The fourth photo comes from the Tesla Motors Club, that source of almost everything related to the Silicon Valley startup electric-car maker.

MORE: Tesla Taxi? Hybrid Cab Owner Customizes Electric Roadster

So on a summer Friday, sit back and imagine what it would be like if every taxi you ever rode in were a Tesla.

Ahhhhhhhhhh.

_______________________________________________

Follow GreenCarReports on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Advertisement
 
Follow Us

Advertisement

Find Green Cars

Go!
Advertisement

Advertisement

 
© 2014 Green Car Reports. All Rights Reserved. Green Car Reports is published by High Gear Media. Send us feedback. Stock photography by Homestar, LLC.