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    February 8, 2021

    The Future of Urban Mobility

    With the UK Prime Minister’s latest update on the use of public transport, it is inevitable that our post-Covid-19 future will change the way we live, work, transport, and travel in the UK. People who can’t work from home are still commuting to work with their traditional transport but are impacted by the social distancing rules.

    According to the Evening Standard:

    • 40% Are less likely to use the train or Tube to commute after restrictions
    • 34% Agree that only commuters should use public transport during rush hour
    • 46% Agree the Government should introduce car-free streets in city centres to ensure commuting is possible in a safe way post-Covid

    The need for keeping a physical distance from others requires that the space in ways of transport must be shared in new ways. There are ways to commute safely, maintaining a 2-meter distance from others, but what is the safest option?

    With features like a purpose-built private passenger compartment, glass partition, separately controlled air conditioning, wipe-clean interior, card touch payment, 100% wheelchair accessible and driven by knowledgeable & CRB checked trained drivers – Electric Taxis are the safest form of travel.

    They are purpose-built and designed to be frequently cleaned. Electric taxis are also a giant leap forward in clean transportation. They provide a cleaner, more comfortable, and more secure environment for all.

    The Low-emission Future

    Traffic congestion is set to increase and with insufficient capacity, rising transport demand, and harder to find parking spaces we are experiencing drive in demand for low emission vehicles. In recent years, electric taxis have enjoyed a surge of success in cities around the world, with England (London), Norway (Oslo), and Australia (Sydney) leading the way. Although these cities have many things in common, one key factor is driving this trend: climate change. In the last decade alone, the number of private hire vehicles (PHVs) has increased by 40 percent in London and with them, the carbon emission.

    In the wake of ever-increasing reliance on cars and other fossil fuel burning devices, a lot of effort has been put into finding an alternative form of transportation that is safe, energy-efficient, and low emission. Electric taxis are the answer to this need. Modern-day diesel cars emit significantly more harmful nitrogen oxides that can cause respiratory conditions than new, low emission electric taxis. According to Which.co.uk the LEVC has the least output of harmful emissions in comparison to Prius, Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Lexus Hybrid models.

    The London Taxi is enjoying a Renaissance. From the traditional ride-hailing service to the latest smartphones and apps – a lot has changed in one hundred years. The old black cab has surged back into life in its new form, revolutionised, while new technology continues to create high-tech electric vehicles.

    Everyone is looking forward to moving around more freely again, especially those who are separated from their families. Most ways of travel will, at some point, increase in demand. However, we should choose low and zero-carbon travel alternatives to sustain the unexpected side-effect of the crisis – reduction of air pollution in congested cities.

    By choosing Sherbet electric taxis you’re reducing congestion, improving local air quality & helping contribute to a more sustainable future. Driving away from fossil fuels an electric taxi will have a significant impact on a healthier, greener future.

    Why Sherbet Electric Taxis?

    Here at Sherbet Ride, we pride ourselves on being London’s truly green transport solution with guaranteed Electric Taxis on every booking.  Our electric cabs are the newest, greenest and fastest in the city.

    We have a strong fleet of 700 electric taxis with a national reach of up to 3500 vehicles. Sherbet Electric Taxis are available 24/7 to all residents and visitors of London – We understand the importance of making our passengers feel safe and comfortable. That is why all our taxi drivers are fully licensed by TFL; with years of experience and training. Our Sherbet Ride drivers are PCO compliant with regular documentation checks and follow impeccable safety standards and practices. Our ambassador drivers have extensive travel knowledge to make the most complex journeys simple.

    Safety is our priority – our drivers and staff received special training by the NHS in the process of hygienic loading and effective cleaning to provide the safest transportation to those who need it during the Coronavirus pandemic.

    You can book or request your journey with us at any time through our website, app, or Customer Service Centre 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Our dedicated customer service team will guide you through your journey from start to finish and ensure that you have a seamless experience. We want you to be happy with every aspect of our service,  at every touchpoint throughout your journey, from when you make a booking, right through to being dropped off at your destination. Our drivers are specifically trained to make sure that your trip goes as smoothly as possible and we take great pride in our customer service.

    Our customers benefit from competitive fixed pricing, no surge pricing, and high quality, green vehicles that offer the latest in-vehicle technology to help you stay connected when you travel with us.  No more guesswork on the price of your trip, just a simple fixed price with an option to pay on the meter.

    We are committed to a positive impact on the environment through sustainable travel and are proud to offer eco-friendly, quiet, low-emission taxis as part of our dispatch fleet. We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to be able to live in a healthier environment and be conscientious about the need for ongoing environmental improvements because we believe in a greener, healthier, and cleaner future for London. We have placed our faith in electric vehicles, using them as the core to build a sustainable transport system for the city.

    Call now on 020 3948 3311 or email ride@sherbetlondon.com to pre-book & guarantee your electric taxi with a fixed price.

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