Frankfurt Motor Show. Is this the greenest, beige taxi ever?

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When we think of London taxis we don’t always think of energy efficiency. But London EV Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has premiered its all-new electric TX six-seater taxi at Europe’s biggest auto show of 2017 in Frankfurt.

Revealed in Germany’s famous ‘taxi beige’ colour, the electric zero-emissions-capable TX showcases its eCity technology for the first time. This comprises an advanced battery electric powertrain with a small petrol generator.

Speaking from Germany, LEVC Chairman, Carl-Peter Forster, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for the company, for Europe, for the air we breathe and for drivers of commercial vehicles across the world.

“The reveal of the taxi in Germany’s trademark taxi colours is a statement of intent – we are here to tackle the air pollution crisis in cities across Europe with the most advanced taxi in the world”.

LEVC’s TX six-seater taxi boasts a range of over 640km including over 120km range with zero emissions for inner city operations where noise and air pollution is most acute.

In addition, the TX has a range of accessibility features including side access and forward facing wheelchair capability.

Due to launch later this year, LEVC is finalising its quality and testing regime for the TX which has included the extreme heat of the Arizona desert and freezing temperatures in the Arctic Circle.

 

Chris Price