I just spent two weeks in Switzerland and France (groan, I know), and one of the highlights of that trip was the interconnected public and private transportation options, or mode share. I could get anywhere I wanted using my smartphone. I could walk out my door and hop on a bus to the train station. I could wave my phone and locate an Uber bicycle near me. I could use my apps to find and pay for a cab, scooter or the subway, sometimes all in the same trip.
It wasn’t that there weren’t any cars. There were plenty. It’s that cars weren’t the automatic first choice. It was almost … un-American.
Back in Madison — where 62% of commuters drove to work alone in their cars in 2017 — Shree Kalluri was already dreaming of creating a different mode share option. The tech entrepreneur and founder of Forte Research Systems has worried about climate change for years, and he purchased an expensive, all-electric Tesla Model S in 2017.
MADISON, Wis. (SPECTRUM NEWS) — Governor Tony Evers goal to have Wisconsin Carbon-Free by 2050 is one step closer thanks to the help of two Madison-based companies.
When Green Cab hit the streets of Madison in 2010, it was the city’s first all-hybrid taxi fleet.
“We have saved approximately 1.9 million gallons of fuel compared to what a traditional taxi cab car would have,” said Green Cab Co-founder Jodie Schmidt.
So, what happens when you take those cars and replace them with Teslas? You get a partnership between Green Cab of Madison and Zerology, a Madison startup whose mission is making Madison cleaner through shared-use electric vehicles.
The movement to integrate Tesla models and electric vehicles in general into taxi cab fleets recently passed a historic milestone. According to the approved list of vehicles from the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission, the Tesla Model 3 has quietly become the first electric vehicle approved for use as a taxi in the city.
Electric cars — Teslas in particular — are becoming increasingly accepted as taxi cabs in American cities. The latest news comes after Madison, Wisconsin, added 20 Tesla Model 3 cars to its all-electric fleet of taxis, in conjunction with a company known as Zerology. Madison launched an all-hybrid fleet of cabs roughly 10 years ago.
This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: the Podcast” is with Shree Kalluri, CEO and founder of a Madison startup called Zerology.
Kalluri and others announced this week that Zerology is partnering with Green Cab of Madison to replace the taxi cab company’s hybrid electric fleet with fully electric Tesla Model 3s. In the podcast, he explains what drove him to launch his tech startup earlier this year.
If this keeps up, Tesla might have to start thinking about fleet sales. A Madison, Wisconsin-based cab company is converting its fleet of 45 Toyota Prius hybrids over to 40 Tesla Model 3 sedans by early next year.
Green Cab of Madison launched in 2010 with an all-hybrid fleet of cabs. However, nine years later, its preparing to make the jump to the battery-electric Teslas in partnership with a local startup firm, Zerology.
- Green Cab Madison in Wisconsin will launch the nation’s first all-Tesla taxi fleet, according to the Madison Capital Times and other reports. The $5 million project is backed by Madison-based tech firm Zerology.
- The company currently has 45 hybrid vehicles, but will integrate 20 electric vehicles (EVs) as early as next week and turn over the rest of its fleet early next year.
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — A Madison cab company is trading in its Toyotas for Teslas. Green Cab announced it’s replacing its entire fleet. This will make Green Cab one of the first taxi companies to run only on Teslas. The company partnered with tech start-up Zerology to make it happen. Green Cab says they want to stay on the cutting edge of sustainability.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – “With the new all-electric vehicles we can save 8.5 metric tons of carbon per year per car,” According to Zerology. an electric vehicle transportation company, said.
In a collaboration with Green Cab Madison, Zerology released their new all-electric Tesla 3 models as the new ride sharing experience for the City of Madison.
MADISON (WKOW) — A Madison cab company says it is one of the first in the country to move toward an all-electric fleet.
Green Cab unveiled several Tesla vehicles Wednesday at Breese Stevens Field.
Green Cab’s owner tells 27 News the taxi service is partnering Madison startup Zerology to replace the fleet of hybrid cars with Tesla vehicles.
MADISON, Wis. – It was significant enough that startup Zerology launched its partnership with Madison’s Green Cab Co. by unveiling a fleet of 20 all-electric Tesla Model 3 cars that will soon be ferrying passengers citywide.
It was a bonus that Zerology and Green Cab are motivated by cutting tailpipe emissions to zero – hence the startup’s name – and making money doing so by providing sleek, silent rides to customers who appreciate the upscale taxi experience.
When Green Cab of Madison launched in 2010, it was the city’s first all-hybrid taxi fleet. Now it is poised to become one of the nation’s first all-electric.
In partnership with local startup Zerology, Green Cab plans to roll out 20 battery-powered Teslas next week, with plans to convert the rest of its fleet by early 2020.
A fleet of 40 Tesla Model 3 vehicles is being deployed in Madison, Wisconsin to create an all-electric taxi service.
Green Cab Madison, which currently operates a taxi fleet consisting of 40 Toyota Prius, partnered with Zerology to go all-electric instead of hybrids.
MADISON, Wis. – As Wisconsin aims to be carbon neutral by 2050, an area company is making a change that will help.
Soon, Green Cab will be one of the nation’s first taxi companies with a fleet made entirely of Teslas.
Tech entrepreneur Shree Kalluri wants to make Madison the most sustainable city in the world — starting with its taxi cabs.
“We can reach to the disenfranchised. We can provide new employment opportunities. There is so much that can be done if you solve the transportation problem,” he said. “We want to solve it.”
I had the chance to talk at length with Shree Kalluri founder of Zerology who just partnered with Green Cab of Madison to bring 25 brand new Tesla all electric vehicles to the Madison Market. He is a real visionary and is dedicated to making Madison a model for using electric vehicles in all forms of transit. He talks about mass transit, production, and the future of the technology. Please turn your volume up and listen to part or all of this interview…