Penticton Herald Staff – City council was pretty charged up Tuesday following a presentation from the owner of a unique taxi company who’s looking to expand his operations into Penticton.
Current Taxi this week began operating a fleet of two Tesla sedans in Kelowna, West Kelowna, Lake Country and Peachland.
Teslas are fully electric cars, making them more environmentally friendly than hybrid or gasoline vehicles, according to Current Taxi owner Dale Conway.
Council agreed to write a letter of support on his behalf to the B.C. Passenger Transportation Board, to which he’s applying for permission to operate four cars in Penticton.
Conway said his calculations show there is one cab for every 1,800 people in the region, well below the provincial average of one for every 1,200.
There are currently 18 licensed taxis in Penticton.