jake14mw wrote:Which Leaf do you have? I can't imagine being able to use a 24kw model as a taxi/shuttle, given how often you would need to charge it. Also, there is not much cargo room, and while the back seat is not tiny, I would not want it as my taxi or shuttle ride.
I don't know what you mean by "not much cargo room" as the trunk is only about 1 cubic foot smaller than that of a Prius (based on a quick Google search), and at least here in SoCal that's a popular car for taxi fleets, particularly as Crown Vics start to disappear (Ford stopped production of them over 6 years ago).
Unless this is going to be used as an airport taxi service, that's sufficient. That said, my own Leaf swallowed up a big suitcase, and my carry-ons, on trips to the airport, though I would have to fold the back seat down if I wanted to do so for a second person.
Range especially if the car has no QC port is going to be more of an issue, but if the OP only needs to shuttle people for a short distance then it's not a problem especially if he can charge between uses.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL