270 'Mercedes-Benz Vito Compact' taxis launched in Abu Dhabi
The Centre for Regulations of Transport by Hire Cars announced on 18 February 2015 the launch of a fleet of 270 new ‘Mercedes-Benz Vito Compact’ taxis in Abu Dhabi. The new taxis will run on eco-friendly green diesel, and will be equipped with an easy-to-use intercom system for communications between the passenger and driver; vehicles will also be equipped with up-to-date Metre Data Unit (MDT) and glass dividers between the passengers and driver for privacy. In addition to that, the new taxis are wheelchair accessible via special ramps and fitted with special locks to secure the wheelchair in place for those with special needs to use.
The vehicles were purchased from Emirates Motor Company’s (EMC) Commercial Vehicle Division, Mercedes-Benz authorized distributor in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the flagship company of Al Fahim Group. Attending the event on behalf of EMC were: Mr. Kamal Rafih, General Manager, Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Key Accounts Sales Manager, Mr. Sunil Hameed, Retail Sales Manager, Mr. Mohammad Isaruddin, Product Sales Manager, Mr. Ehsan Hassan, Sales Consultant, Mr. Mohamed Arsath, Sales Consultant, and Mr. Hany Tawfiq, Service Manager.