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Electric taxi's in The Netherlands

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  1. widodh

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    #1 widodh, Feb 3, 2011
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    Just found this new video on YouTube:



    They haven't captured the connector which they are using, but I assume it is the VDE-AR-E-2623 connector, also known as the "Mennekes plug" (Which is just the name of the manufacturer).
     
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    #2 Adm, Feb 3, 2011
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    The second Dutch cab company to go electric is Prestige Taxi from Utrecht. In a government sponsored test, they will put 30 EV´s on the road. 6 iMiev, 6 Leafs, 6 Mercedes A-Class, 6 Renault Fluence and 6 Detroit Electric Persona.

    Sorry, in Dutch, no subtitles.

    Edit: There will be 40 electric taxi's. At 1:20 it shows fast charging at 408V, 120A.
     
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    #3 AndrewBissell, Feb 4, 2011
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    The plug at the charger end is definitely not Mennekes. Mennekes is a round multi-pin plug, whereas this was a rectangular plug and socket.

    What is at the vehicle end is harder to see, but it seemed to be round.
     
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    It's not CHAdeMO yet. In a week or two Epyon is converting the fastcharger to the CHAdeMO standard. The two taxi's are currently also being converted to this standard. It will probably be in the news here and there since it'll be the first electric taxi-vans with CHAdeMo. Drive4Electric initiated the project, so if you have specific questions you can contact them via their website (Home | Drive 4 Electric).
     

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