Fully electric wheelchair accessible taxi built in Moate

Ireland’s first fully electric wheelchair accessible taxi has been developed by a county Westmeath company, Donal Murtagh Mobility, based in Moate.

Using a Nissan E-NV200 – a vehicle not yet commercially available in Ireland – the zero emission concept taxi has been in development for two years and offers full wheelchair accessibility with a lowered floor conversion.

The Nissan E-NV200 is a full 100 per cent electric plug-in vehicle with a 40kw battery and fast charge system perfectly suited for the Irish taxi market. It will offer a range of between 200 to 300km on a single charge and will come in five or seven-seater options, or four passengers plus wheelchair occupant.

The wheelchair accessible lowered floor is designed to be safe and easy to use for the driver and passenger with a telescopic ramp option to make entry easy. It also features an advanced wheelchair securing system meeting strict European safety standards.

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