Special Festive Taxi Roaming the Streets of Budapest

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While there is going to be no Christmas Tram in Budapest, a richly decorated cab called "Light Taxi" is roaming the streets of the capital for the fourth year in a row.

Decorating the taxi took some 100 meters of string lights, 50 rolls of duct tape, and about 10 hours of work.

Cab company Főtaxi's special festively decorated vehicle is adorned with a multitude of tiny lights: the total length of the string lights is more than the height of St. Stephen's Basilica or the Hungarian Parliament. As the wires of the string of lights were green at the factory, they had to be converted to yellow to match the color of the car. The length of tape used is about 1 kilometer, the same as the walking distance the Basilica and the Parliament.

This festive season, those traveling with the Light Taxi will be able to make a wish to the camera in the car. After Advent, the taxi company will sum up these requests and grant one of them. 

The Light Taxi, which is a fully electric Tesla, will be on the streets of the capital during the Advent and Christmas holidays, and hundreds of people have taken a ride in the festive vehicle over the past few years.

Főtaxi has one of the largest fleets of almost 5,000 environmentally friendly cars, of which nearly 170 are purely electric. The company says that there is no need to worry about the power consumption of the special taxi's festive lights, which have a power consumption of only 110 W and do not affect the number of kilometers traveled on a single charge.

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