LEVC Celebrates Production of 2500th Electric Taxi
London EV Company is delighted to announce it has produced 2,500 examples of its all-new TX electric taxi and the vehicles are already making a huge contribution to reducing urban emissions in London, cities across the UK and in Europe too. Marking this very special milestone at an event in Trafalgar Square, LEVC displayed the 2,500th TX to have been built by its state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry, where more than GBP 500m has been invested by parent company GEELY into developing and manufacturing the world’s most advanced taxi since 2014.
The cabs have proved a major hit with drivers, passengers and cities alike thanks in no small part to the technology that lies underneath the re-imagined, yet still iconic bodywork: the TX eCity range extender powertrain, which allows the taxi to run in full electric mode for up to 80 miles, slashing emissions and driver running costs and giving passengers a quieter and more soothing ride.
The numbers speak for themselves. Combined, the cabs have prevented 6,800 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere the same as 1,500 return flights from London to Sydney and they’ve reduced NOx emissions, the major contributor to poor urban air quality, by 99.5% over the previous taxi.
They have also travelled a combined distance of 21 million miles, the equivalent of driving around the world 845 times – or 45 trips to the Moon and back – and have dramatically cut fossil fuel usage, preventing 850,000 litres of fuel from being pumped, saving drivers a total of GBP 3.85 million or around GBP 100 per week each compared to running the old diesel cab.
Source : Strategic Research Institute