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Hague companies and municipality backing clean taxis

Published: 10 January 2019Modified: 10 January 2019

Companies such as Siemens, De Bijenkorf and Apollo Crown Plaza signed a declaration of intention on 18 December 2018 in which they pledged to order electric taxis for their guests. The city also launched the ‘TEXI’ logo, which makes it easy to recognise electric taxis.

This declaration contributes towards the goal of  improving the air quality in The Hague. Electric taxis are quieter, cleaner, healthier and better for the climate. At least 30 organisations have pledged their support for the declaration.

The organisations signing the Clean Taxi Transport (Schoon Taxivervoer) declaration on 18 December include the AFAS Circustheater, Apollo Crown Plaza, COMM, De Bijenkorf, De Uithof, Municipality of The Hague, Het Nationale Theater, Madurodam, Nederlands Danstheater, The New World Campus, Total, Shell, Siemens and Zootz. Four taxi companies joined the declaration previously. The number of electric taxis is increasing in order to keep up with customer demand.

In addition to launching TEXI, the Municipality of The Hague will contract out the transport for taxi rides for the municipality itself. The municipality will contract a company which can provide low-emission taxis, such as electric taxis.

Infographic in Dutch on clean taxi transport
Infographic in Dutch on clean taxi transport