Téo Taxi is back in service today with around fifty vehicles in Montreal and Gatineau, its new owner Pierre Karl Péladeau announced Thursday morning at a virtual press conference.
“I would like to salute the vision of its creator, Alexandre Taillefer. We are building on its foundations. We are now confident that the new Téo Taxi is here to stay, especially since the technological, business and regulatory context has evolved, ”the new owner of Téo Taxi, Pierre Karl Péladeau, said in a press release.
Launched five years ago by Alexandre Taillefer, senior partner of XPND Capital and former campaign chairman of the Liberal Party of Quebec (PLQ), Téo Taxi had to close its doors, crushed by financial difficulties.
Today, its new owner, Pierre Karl Péladeau, who also owns the parent company of Téo Taxi, Taxelco with Taxi Hochelaga and Taxi Diamond, hopes to electrify its entire fleet within ten years.
“The return of Téo Taxi is therefore an important milestone in our plan for the future. We want to make 120 new Téo electric vehicles available per year to become the largest fleet of electric taxis in Canada, ”he said.
Thursday, during the virtual press conference, the CEO of Quebecor, owner of the Newspaper, was accompanied by the General Manager of Téo Taxi, Frédéric Prégent, and the CEO of Propulsion Québec, Sarah Houde.
“By choosing Téo Taxi, passengers encourage a local business, participate in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and benefit from unparalleled customer service with impeccable sanitary standards”, said Frédéric Prégent, General Manager by Téo Taxi.
From now on, the new version of Téo Taxi will be able to be present throughout Quebec, in accordance with Law 17. New cities will be added soon to meet demand, predicts the company.
In addition, the application aims to be more efficient in making ordering and payment contactless in an era where health rules have become crucial on a daily basis.
Of note, the 2020 Kia Souls in the park will have almost double the range, nearly 200 kilometers more than the older models, allowing drivers to run more races.
Finally, the drivers will be self-employed. They will also be able to install a charging station at their home to supply the energy necessary for their car at a fraction of the price of gasoline.