Fifty Electric Taxis Hit The Streets Of Downtown Montreal Today
Téo Taxi electric cab fleet hits the streets of downtown Montreal
Shari Okeke, CBC News
Fifty electric cabs hit the streets of downtown Montreal today as Téo Taxi, Montreal’s first e-taxi service, launched for a select group of customers.
The first group of 500 beta testers signed up for the app-based service before the taxis were even on the road.
No one is more excited about the launch than the company’s founder Alexandre Taillefer.
“When I started working on this project, I heard from friends, investors, and the community, ‘You’re crazy. It will never work,'” said Taillefer, managing partner at XPND Capital and a former “dragon” from Radio-Canada’s version of the program Dragons’ Den.