MONTREAL, April 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Taxi Diamond is proud to announce the progressive replacement of its fleet with hybrid and electric vehicles. Beginning in January 2017, Montrealers will have access to green vehicles when they order a cab from Taxi Diamond. Some 110 hybrid vehicles under the Taxi Diamond banner are currently on the roads. By 2020, the vast majority of Taxi Diamond cabs – 1,100 vehicles – will be hybrid or electric.
Hybrid and electric vehicle program
As part of this important initiative, the management team at Taxi Diamond is launching a program to provide its taxi owners with access to hybrid or electric vehicles. "Beginning in January 2017, taxi owners who are members of our network will be obliged to select hybrid or electric vehicles when they change their vehicle," explains Dominique Roy, President and CEO of Taxi Diamond. "To support them in this effort and encourage them to start now to replace vehicles that are less fuel efficient, we are offering them incentives such as free installation of their cab equipment from their old vehicle to the new one and 500 Air Miles® reward miles as a bonus. We're also putting the finishing touches on a partnership to help our taxi owners finance the purchase or lease of green vehicles."
Two good reasons to choose Taxi Diamond on Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, Taxi Diamond will prioritize sending hybrid cars to any customers who request one when ordering a cab by phone at 514 273-6331. In addition, for every taxi ordered by phone or via its mobile application, Taxi Diamond will donate $1 to Earth Day.
"We are very proud to have Taxi Diamond as one of our partners," says Pierre Lussier, Executive Director of Jour de la Terre. "This partnership embodies our mission to help people and organizations reduce their impact on the environment. We are particularly pleased to announce that we are currently preparing to launch a new version of our joint Taxi-sharing project in the coming months."
For more information on the activities taking place on Earth Day, please visit jourdelaterre.quebec.
About Taxi Diamond
Taxi Diamond de Montréal (taxidiamond.com) is the largest provider of dispatched taxi services in Quebec and one of Canada's industry leaders. Founded in 1922, Taxi Diamond offers its services via some 1,100 regulated vehicles that adhere to the rate schedule set by the Commission des transports du Québec. Each year, Taxi Diamond provide close to five million taxi rides on the Island of Montreal.
About Jour de la Terre
Jour de la Terre is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support individuals and organizations to decrease their environmental impact.
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