If you thought that the fashion of high-end cars painted in white had passed, you were wrong. Well - more or less. A new shipment of Tesla Model S has landed in Madrid done in an immaculate white and with a red stripe on its side. Because yes, the Model S can already be used as a taxi in the capital and compete like this under equal conditions against Cabify and its Model S. fleet.
This 2018 has released the new regulations by which the new taxis in Madrid must be environmentally friendly vehicles (with the ECO or Zero Emissions label), and already last November, Tesla presented the necessary documentation so that the municipality of Madrid could approve its candidacy to be accepted as autotaxi.
Now, in the absence of final approval, the first Tesla Model S taxi has already landed in the capital and will shortly join the increasingly numerous electric taxis currently dominated by the Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200, also placing themselves as one of the the best taxis in Spain next to the Masserati Ghibli that provides service in Seville.
The price of the Tesla Model S starts at 86,000 euros for the 75D, following the 109,050 euros of the 100D and reaching 149,100 of the P100D. Given this price significantly higher than the average of traditional taxis, the Madrid Taxi Office urged the team of Manuela Carmena to "open a new subsidy scenario".
Tesla is working so that soon the Model S can work as a taxi in other major Spanish cities, paving the way before the plausible arrival of Model 3, a lot more cars suitable for use as a taxi and with a price of much more affordable acquisition for a work vehicle.
The above article was written and published in Spanish and has been translated into English. Click here to read the original article.
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