Hi-tec Tesla taxis hit the roads with Oldmeldrum firm

Bains Coaches have two of the latest Tesla electric cars.
Bains Coaches have two of the latest Tesla electric cars.

A local transport provider has splashed out on two new Tesla electric cars in an attempt to lessen its carbon footprint and help the environment.

Bains Coaches of Oldmeldrum had first seen the vehicles at a fleet presentation in Aberdeen and were very impressed with the operating statistics.

Roll on a few months and Bains has now taken ownership of two new model X cars.

Wilma Bain said: They are both fully electric cars, neither have engines or gearboxes onboard and as such they are extremely environmentally-friendly. They can be charged up in around 45 minutes using a special Tesla super-charger, but they can be charged up overnight on a home charger; our nearest super-charger is, unfortunately, in Edinburgh!

“We are, however, looking into installing a charging-facility at our premises in Oldmeldrum, which we would then make available for public use.”

The model X car was the first SUV to receive a 5-star US NCAP safety rating. With all-wheel drive and a range of 351 miles on a single charge, the car has ample space for five adults and all of their gear, managing an incredible 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds.