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Madison’s Green Cab harnesses Teslas in push for electric fleet

MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison cab company says it is one of the first in the country to move toward an all-electric fleet.

Green Cab unveiled several Tesla vehicles Wednesday at Breese Stevens Field.

Green Cab’s owner tells 27 News the taxi service is partnering Madison startup Zerology to replace the fleet of hybrid cars with Tesla vehicles.

Zerology says it will be a Madison-type UBER, and will also have a “leave a scooter to rent concept.” The difference is that it will all be done with Telsas.

Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes says Green Cab’s switch to Teslas will help move Madison toward the zero-emissions transportation movement, and help Wisconsin take a step toward it’s goal of 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050.

“As we know, transportation accounts for a significant portion of our carbon emissions in this state and in this country,” Barnes said. “This is a step to making Madison, and hopefully leading the rest of our cities towns and village in the direction of fewer emissions that are generated from traveling the road.”

Green Cab’s website says it’s the city’s only all hybrid rideshare service. It’s been in Madison since 2010.


Emily Friese

27 News Producer

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