December 14, 2012
Paul Moule, a taxi driver of 12 years and owner of Paul’s Taxi Services in Port Talbot, South Wales, recently changed his London black cab for a Peugeot E7 taxi and couldn’t be happier.
Paul’s fleet consists mainly of saloon taxis. However, when looking for a new wheelchair accessible cab to add to the fleet, there was only one taxi for the job – the Peugeot E7 from Cab Direct. Both Paul and his customers have been enjoying the benefits of improved comfort levels, additional space and easier wheelchair access.
Access at its Best
For Paul, wheelchair access was top priority when it came to choosing his new cab. He says: “I drove a TX before and it was such a hassle for me when picking up a wheelchair fare. The E7’s EasyGlide ramp is far more convenient.
“I have a lot of contracts with customers in wheelchairs and they’ve all commented on how much quicker and easier it is to get in and out of the cab. Not forgetting the fact that they don’t have to sit side on anymore.”
With manual or cab operated side-steps and high-visibility grab handles, the E7 raises standards in accessibility for disabled passengers, while the wide doorway is a bonus for wheelchair users in particular.
Euro 5 – Money Saver
Peugeot’s latest 2.0 litre HDi diesel engine provides you with the perfect combination of performance and fuel efficiency, returning an impressive 42.8mpg on the combined cycle when opting for manual transmission.
Paul commented: “The improvement in fuel economy is very noticeable compared to my TX. I get so much further on one tank.”
With lower emissions too, E7 is also cheaper for road tax, meaning more money in your pocket, where is counts.
When your vehicle is your workplace, comfort and convenience are certain to be high on your list of requirements. This is why the E7 offers a new dimension in driver benefits as standard. Paul opted for the top-spec XS, model with the added features of twin electric side-steps, satellite navigation and rear parking sensors, to name but a few.
Paul observes: “The great attention to detail and design that Cab Direct has put into manufacturing the E7 is tremendous. From the FareAssist quick release door system to the EasySlide rear seat, it makes my working life so much easier and more comfortable.
“I can’t fault the E7, which really doesn’t compare to my old London cab – it’s 100% better as a whole.”
Paul is also full of praise about the service he received from Cab Direct. He comments: “The service was second to none – very professional. I will definitely be back for my next cab and in the meantime I’ll be recommending Cab Direct and the E7 to anyone looking to buy.”