There are a variety of ‘green’ taxi services available these days, our Eco-Car news mentions Ecoigo (London, UK), Evo Limo (US), Eco Limo (LA, US), PlanetTran (Boston, US) and Eco Limo (Australia). London also has greentomatocars, and now Climatecars. The eco-friendly taxi service will soon drive eight Toyota Prius cars. The company is targeting London’s corporate market, offering first class service and extras like complimentary magazines, newspapers and Belu mineral water (the “first bottled water that doesn’t contribute to climate change”).
A difference is that Climatecars offers a bicycle rescue service. Every Climatecar keeps a bicycle rack in the boot. Cyclists who had an sunny ride to work but face rain on their way home, can take a cab home with their bicycle strapped to the back. The service comes at no extra charge, and offers a practical solution for consumers who’d like to use their bicycles as much as possible, but don’t enjoy cycling when it’s cold, dark and wet.