Electric taxi started working in the Imereti lowland
The EVOCAR company together with the NAO OMEGA CENTER have started the implementation of an environmentally friendly transport policy on the territory of the Imereti Lowland. The first ECO-taxi in Russia on Mitsubishi I-MiEV electric vehicles appeared on the territory of the Imereti lowland.
«In addition to moving resort guests by electric vehicles inside the Olympic Park and along the Sochi Autodrom highway, we are implementing a new pilot project – Russia's first ECO-taxi on Mitsubishi I-MiEV electric vehicles,» said Valery Danchenko, General Director of the Omega Center.
These are full-fledged electric vehicles designed for driving on public roads. It will be possible to leave by electric car directly from the Olympic Park from the entrance group to any point of the Imereti Lowland, as well as to call a car to any of the objects of the NAO «OMEGA Center».
«The organization and development of eco-transport infrastructure is one of the elements of the concept of a resort that cares about the health of vacationers and environmental protection,» added Valery Danchenko, General Director of the Omega Center.
The electric car is capable of driving 150 km/h on a single charge, while the maximum speed is 130 km/h. The Mitsubishi-MiEV are charged from the usual 220 V charging. The average charging time is 8 hours. In the near future, it is planned to install a mobile fast charging station on the territory of the Imereti lowland, which allows to reduce the time of full recharging of the car to 25-30 minutes.
The quietness of movement, as well as the bright design combined with a roomy (despite the small dimensions of the car) and comfortable interior will leave only pleasant impressions of the trip. Due to the absence of fuel costs, the cost of the trip will compete with a city taxi.
«The idea of organizing such a service was born a long time ago. However, all the prerequisites for the implementation of the project have developed right now. We thank the Omega CENTER for its support in striving to protect the environment and improve the quality of the transport infrastructure of the Imereti Lowland of Sochi, as well as Mitsubishi Motors (the official distributor and importer of Mitsubishi electric vehicles in Russia) for assistance in the development of the project. We hope that eco-taxi will appeal to vacationers and guests of the resort. We will do everything possible on our own to make the Imereti Lowland really an environmentally friendly and favorable place for recreation,» said Sergey Shashkov, General Director of EVOKAR LLC.
At the initial stage, 2 Mitsubishi I-MiEV units will run along the Imereti Lowland. The pilot project will show the need for the development of this service. Over time, the Sochi ecotransport park will increase. In the near future, it is planned to install a mobile fast charging station on the territory of the Imereti lowland, which allows to reduce the time of full recharging of the car to 25-30 minutes.