NU Electric Vehicles (EVs)

The University now have a small fleet of operational EVs on campus! Our Post, Accommodation and Hospitality Services and Estate Support Service staff are proud to have made the switch to EV. If you deparment or service would like to trial an EV, then please get in touch.

If you require any further information contact Rebecca.Allen@ncl.ac.uk or Ext. 222 6321.

Phoenix Taxis

Phoenix is the first taxy company in the Northeast to use electric cars – ultimately aiming to convert their entire 155-car fleet to solely electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are available for use by the University – University departments can book by telephone 01670 540222, email contact@phoenixtaxis.net, via an online booking website http://www.phoenixtaxis.net/book-a-taxi.html or through their booking app for smartphones/iPhones http://www.phoenixtaxis.net/iphone-app.html. You can track the taxi live using either the website or the app.

Phoenix will send monthly Carbon Saving Reports to each University department detailing the amount of carbon saved through using their services. For every £100 your department spends with Phoenix, one tree is planted within the Northeast through their Tree Planting Initiative. University staff are welcome to attend the tree planting event.

The following agreement has been made to give University staff and visitors the following rates with Phoenix:

  Phoenix Taxis Five Star Services Noda Taxis
1st mile £2.40 £2.25 £3.50
Subsequent miles £1.30 £1.35 £1.45
Waiting time per hour £10.00 £10.80 £15.75
Minimum fare - - £2.10

If you book and pay online you’ll receive a 10% discount. Go to http://www.phoenixtaxis.net/get-a-quote.html. Students booking with Phoenix will also receive 10% discount.