• Sep 12th 2010 at 5:49PM
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Go Green Eco Taxi

Plug In America member Sara Bissig and her husband Jimmy operate Go Green Eco Taxi, located in the Woodlands community north of Houston, TX. Go Green Eco Taxi is quite different from your-run-of-the-mill taxi service because the company delivers passengers to-and-fro in "clean, chic electric style." The pair owns and operates two Sky Car neighborhood electric vehicles (pictured), the larger of which can transport 10 people while the smaller one can seat five comfortably.

Go Green Eco Taxi came to be when Sara Bissig noticed that the Woodland community lacked sufficient parking. At that time, Bissig claims that an inspirational lightning bolt shot down out of the sky suggesting that electric taxis could solve the parking problem while also satisfying her desires to green the world. The Bissig's promptly purchased the Sky Car NEVs and opened the taxi business.

For a mere $3, tourists, mall-hoppers and pubcrawlers can zip around the Woodland community in the Go Green Eco Taxi. The taxi company always abides by its "dogs ride free" rule and at least one passenger has been caught declaring, "This is not a typical taxi service. This ride rocks!"

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      • 8 Months Ago
      It looks like someone put those (nearly) free NEVs to profitable use.

      • 8 Months Ago
      Looks like something that you use to transport people around an amusement park.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Sounds like a great alternative transport option for people around town while being green too.
      • 8 Months Ago
      Can't be legal for any bigger road. That thing doesn't have even smallest safety features.

      At $3 a passenger, 5 passengers, maybe five full trips a day, that's $75 a day. That's plenty. In a month you have
        • 8 Months Ago
        ...(damn mouse) ... $2250. You wont get rich, but you manage.
      • 8 Months Ago
      "Go Green Eco Taxi is quite different from your-run-of-the-mill taxi "

      It's different from your run-of-the-mill taxi in a lot of ways.

      It doesn't have any seat belts.
      It doesn't have any doors!!
      It doesn't have a place for your luggage.
      I suspect it can't do highway speeds.
      It'd be freaking cold in the winter.
      It'd be wet when it's raining.

      Oh yea, it's electric.

      Don't get me wrong. I'm sure it suites it's purpose well. It looks like a good use of a NEV, but to indicate the only difference from a run-of-the-mill taxi is the electric part, would be quite an understatement.
        • 8 Months Ago
        "I suspect it can't do highway speeds."

        Well, it is an NEV, so it's limited to 25mph. I'd imagine there's plenty of space within the city for it to run around at that speed at great benefit to folks.
        • 8 Months Ago
        at $3 does it actually make enough money for the driver/owner to survive?
        • 8 Months Ago
        " doesn't have any doors!! (...)
        It'd be freaking cold in the winter.
        It'd be wet when it's raining."

        I'm pretty sure you can get side curtains for that model. Not that it wouldn't be cold in the winter, but it would keep you out of the rain.
        • 8 Months Ago
        NEVs are illegal to use as Taxis in my town.

        It's a great idea, but our city won't allow it.
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