After undergoing rigorous trials, the LEVC TX electric taxi has finally been cleared for use.
New regulations from Transport of London are to be enforced soon, which mean that newly-registered taxis in the city will need to have the ability to do at least 30 miles with zero tailpipe emissions. They will also need to CO2 emissions of 50 g/km or less. The introduction of the LEVC TX is very timely then, with the model being capable of doing 80 miles on a single charge emission-free.
Chris Gubbey, CEO of the LEVC, said the following: “After extensive testing, LEVC’s new taxi is ready to do the job it was made for: transport people around this great city of London safely, cleanly and stylishly. Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners. I am immensely proud of the work we have carried out so far: we have produced a new icon, the world’s most advanced electric taxi.”
Chairman of the LEVC, Carl-Peter Forster, had the following to say: “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; the first dedicated electric vehicle factory in the UK – to today’s announcement that our new TX has passed all certification tests and is now able to carry fare-paying passengers.
“It will save drivers money, bring new levels of comfort and convenience to those who hail one and provide the safest and cleanest way of getting around a city by taxi. And this is just the start. We will deliver new TX models in Europe later in 2018 – and across the world. Our goal is to be the global, automotive leader in urban commercial vehicles. We are well on our way to achieving that.”