First All-electric London Taxi Hits the Streets

There is a contented smile of satisfaction on David Harris’s face as he looks over his stunning new taxi. Considered the world’s most advanced electric cab, Harris was the first London cabbie to receive the keys to a new London EV Company taxi.

Harris’ first fare-paying passenger in the all-new EV had the pleasure of smooth top-of-the-line transit. Besides the significant environmental savings, there is fresher air inside and out, and I am sure the ride is considerably smoother than the norm as well, thanks to the EV’s smooth and shift-less transmission of power to the wheels.

Regarding the momentous transition and lucky position at the head of the line (well, he put down the first deposit), David Harris said: “I’m absolutely delighted to get the keys to my new TX electric taxi and there are two reasons I bought the cab. First, I can’t wait to see the response from passengers, I know that they’re going to love it. And second, I’m going to see some a significant saving on running the electric taxi. Even though I can’t charge the vehicle at home, I should be able to charge the cab once a day at Heathrow. Combined with lower servicing and overall running costs, this means I should end up £500-£600 a month better off before I even go out to work.”

Chris Gubbey, CEO of LEVC, also chimed in. Saying that, “it’s a momentous day for LEVC and the TX. It’s the first of many clean-air, zero-emission taxis that will be hitting the streets of London, and we are just as excited as David is. Hearing how this vehicle will impact his life and the vast savings he will make month after month is just fantastic. We can’t wait to see and hear the reaction from passengers as they experience the new TX for the first time.”

You can read more about this electric vehicle first by clicking over at the original article, published by our sister site, Cleantechnica.


Source | Images: London Electric Vehicle Company, via Cleantechnica.

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