Low Cost Taxis an Environmentally Friendly Low Cost Transport. A Study Made at the City of Lisbon, Portugal


This project, nesting in the entrepreneurism area, aims to develop an innovative road transport network for passengers (TAXI) at the city of Lisbon, Portugal, combining energy efficiency with the reductions of costs associated with the operation of the network. This research highlights the importance of entrepreneurism and the role of the entrepreneur in the Portuguese economic conjuncture, showing its influences and contributes, as well as the main blockage factors to the creation of new ventures. The research presents some means that encourages the practices of entrepreneurism and venture creation, through the demonstration of a legal investment solutions set, as well as managerial formation. The analysis of the type of fuel that is used, leads us to conclude that the electric car is the most beneficial solution to passenger transportation. Nowadays, the most feasible solution, taking into account the economic conjuncture and the environment protocols, is the hybrid car transportation. We checked that it is possible to create, using the electrical car, a road transport network for passengers (TAXI) at substantial lower costs for the driver, as well as for the passenger. Likewise, we also verified that it is possible to reduce the levels of pollutant gases emissions to near zero, without any loss of competitiveness in the exercise of the activity.

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Jose Miguel Aragao Celestino Soares, ISEG Lisbon School of Economics & Management, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Fernanda Maria de Almeida Santos Mendes, European University/Laureate International Universities, Portugal

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Conference: ECSEE2016
Stream: Economic Sustainability: Environmental Challenges and Economic Growth

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