Tesla taxis hit the road in Kelowna

New taxi company is using high-priced, luxury, electric Tesla vehicles.

Kelowna’s newest taxi company is hitting the road in style.

Not only is Current Taxi billing itself as the provinces’ first entirely electric taxi service, it is using two stylish vehicles to start its fleet—Teslas.

In a news release issued Friday announcing the grand opening of its new service in Kelowna, Current Taxi founder Dale Conway said the aim was to provide luxury car service using environmentally friendly vehicles.

“Our passion for offering the travelling public with a highly elevated, customer-centric transportation option is only equaled by our commitment to do so in the most environmentally responsible manner possible,” he said.

Tesla’s range in price in Canada from $65,00 to just under $87,000.

Taxi companies and service are regulated and licensed by the province and Conway said his company will charge the same amount as its competitors despite its luxury vehicles. The taxi’s will be available for booking only through a website and an app.

The grand opening of the new service will take place, appropriately, at Kelowna’s Tesla charging station at the Best Western Hotel Feb. 24.

The new taxi service using the Tesla vehicles has been up and running for a few weeks in the city, with rides being booked through local hotels because the website and app were not yet fully functional.

The service will continue tone available through the local hospitality industry.

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