DEStination Travel are a local taxi company based in Wincanton. They specialise in airport and seaport travel but they also have contracts for local schools. With a fleet consisting of buses, minibuses and mostly cars, it was important to them to find a way of reducing running costs and their carbon footprint. A company clearly conscious of the environment and their affect on it lead them to have solar panels fitted to the roof of their building. The next step was to look at the running of the fleet.
They bought a Nissan LEAF from FJ Chalke Wincanton because it was perfect for the local school journeys and town to town runs. Not using one of the petrol cars for this work has meant fuel is being saved. They are really happy with the LEAF and still very impressed with how much cheaper it is to run and maintain compared to their other cars. No engine, no oil, no gearbox and no exhaust mean servicing is drastically reduced in cost. It comes with the added advantage for business users; LEAF is 100% tax deductable in the first year.
LEAF is able to carry 5 adults comfortably and has a generous boot space, making it more than suitable for use as a taxi. Its smooth, quiet ride makes it a relaxing journey for passengers. It is also among the safest cars on the road, being awarded 5 STARS in the Euro NCAP Crash Safety rating.