Electric Black Cab Certified for Use

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.”

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