Tesla Model X replaces Model S taxis for Schiphol airport

Since 2014, 167 copies of the Tesla Model S are taxis at the Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the Netherlands. Now the taxi company BIOS-groep, has decided to replace its entire Model S fleet with the Tesla Model X.

The decision was made because of the possibility of transporting up to six passengers and their luggage in Model X in conjunction with the high residual value of Model S luxury sedan. Since the commissioning in 2014, the Tesla Model S taxis have covered an average of 250,000 to 300,000 km (155,000-186,000 miles) each. Not bad at all for less than 4 years of service.

In cooperation with Tesla, Amsterdam Schiphol airport has developed a charging infrastructure that is independent of the public supercharger network. The taxi drivers of BIOS-groep recharge their vehicles in their own depots overnight or during their service on AC chargers.

“Over the last few years, Amsterdam Schiphol airport’s vision on sustainability has accelerated the roll out of electric mobility. This transition allows travelers to enjoy the comforts of driving 100% electric without polluting the environment. Using renewable energy to charge, the Schiphol taxi rides are completely emission free. BIOS-groep, one of the larger taxi companies operating at the airport, went all-electric with a fleet of Tesla Model S in 2014. To date, they have saved more than 2,500 tons of CO2 per year. It is crucial for taxis to start their shifts fully charged for the day, so in collaboration with Tesla, BIOS-groep installed their own on-site AC charging solution, the backbone of their charging routine. After four years of successful customer and driver satisfaction, BIOS-groep decided in early 2018, to replace their entire fleet of Model S with Model X.”

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