Hail the all-new electric London taxi

Posted on 30 Dec 2017 and read 729 times
Hail the all-new electric London taxiEarlier this month, LEVC’s electric TX taxi (www.theelectrictaxi.co.uk) was certified to carry fare-paying passengers.

According to the manufacturer, the TX is “a revolution for passengers” — with unrivalled ride comfort, class-leading wheelchair accessibility, air conditioning, phone charging and a more spacious cabin with six seats.

Features include a panoramic roof, wide-opening rear-hinged doors, power sockets for laptops, on-board wi-fi and contactless-card machines.

Chris Gubbey, CEO of LEVC, said: “After extensive testing, our new taxi is ready to do the job it was made for: transporting people around London safely, cleanly and stylishly.

"We have produced a new icon, the world’s most advanced electric taxi.”

After being put through the most rigorous testing regime in the company’s history, including extreme-weather conditions in the Arctic Circle and Arizona, the new TX is ready to go to work — ahead of Transport for London’s January 2018 deadline for all newly licensed taxis to be ‘zero-emission capable’.

LEVC chairman Carl-Peter Forster said: “There have been many milestones on this journey, from opening a brand-new factory in the heart of the UK — the first brand-new automotive manufacturing facility in Britain for over a decade and the first dedicated electric-vehicle factory in the UK — to the announcement that our new TX is now able to carry fare-paying passengers.

“It will save drivers money, while providing new levels of comfort and convenience for passengers — and this is just the start.

“We will deliver new TX models later in 2018, and our goal is to be the global automotive leader in urban commercial vehicles.”

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