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A city being electrified Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi

10/21/21
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi

Clad in bright ivory, they zoom through Hamburg, almost silent as they go about their business. They attract attention in the urban landscape and their numbers are increasing: the new electric taxis. The majority have the ID.4 nameplate at the rear.

“The phones were constantly off the hook”

Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Always looking ahead: Martin Voß, Taxis Team Manager at Volkswagen Automobile Hamburg.
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi

Electrifying pioneering work

Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Pioneering spirit: Felix Brandt, project manager at Funkanlagen-Elektronik Heinz Reuss GmbH, came up with the idea of a Volkswagen electric taxi.
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
An SUV with the right shape, easy access and a lot of space – when the ID.4 was launched, we knew it was our perfect taxi!
Martin Voß
Taxis Team Manager, Volkswagen Automobile Hamburg.
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi

In pole position with the ID.4

Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Teamwork for the full package: Ali Eyüpoglu and Martin Voß of Automobile Hamburg (left), Felix Brandt of Reuss Funkservice (right), together with Jan Grupe, one of the very first ID.4 taxi customers. The Future Taxi brochure contains information on the Volkswagen electric taxi.

On the right track

Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
Electric first: Hamburg airport has an exclusive rapid charger for electric taxis. And as of recently, they are allowed to “jump the queue”: only electric taxis are allowed to use the first two taxi stands outside each of the terminals.
The Future Taxi project is about safeguarding the sustainability of the taxi industry. Taxis are part of the mobility revolution and are assuming responsibility for social climate targets.
Dirk Ritter
Ministry for transport and mobility revolution (BVM)
Hamburg pioneers and the ID.4 taxi
The overall figures look good for the ID.4 taxi: at the end of September, the ID.4 account for around 90 percent of all electric taxis already out and about in Hamburg.