Electric taxi gets approval to work across London

A new electric taxi is now fully certified to carry its customers across London. The London EV Company (LEVC) celebrated the milestone at Circus West Village, the first phase of […]

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By Jonny Bairstow
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A new electric taxi is now fully certified to carry its customers across London.

The London EV Company (LEVC) celebrated the milestone at Circus West Village, the first phase of the Battersea Power Station regeneration, which is set up with a wide range of charging infrastructure.

The firm’s TX vehicle is powered by an electric powertrain with a small back-up petrol generator, giving it a range of up to 400 miles.

Around 80 miles of this range will be drivable with zero emissions.

A filtering system works to remove harmful gases and particles from the outside air flowing into the car, with an automatic sensor able to close the external air intake to protect passengers in the event of harmful spikes in pollution.

Shirley Rodrigues, Deputy Mayor for Environment and Energy, said: “These new electric taxis are at the forefront of green transport technology and will play a transformational role in the Mayor’s plan to phase out diesel and clean up the transport network.”