Electric black cabs hit London roads

The greener vehicles are expected to help black cab drivers save money on fuel and running costs compared to polluting diesel taxis

Tax break for black cabs to drive switch to electric

It will come into force this April, a year earlier than initially planned

Get your order in for London’s new electric taxis!

The London EV Company (LEVC) has opened its order book for the new TX electric taxi. Formerly the London Taxi Company, the firm has confirmed costs and prices for the vehicle ahead of taking deposits – the full retail price for the electric vehicle (EV) is £55,599, including the battery unit. However, the Office for Low […]

Black cabs go green in EV rebrand

Black cabs in London are to get a green makeover after the London Taxi Company unveiled the new electric design. It comes as the firm has rebranded as the London EV Company (LEVC) to export its new green model called electric TX, which is expected to run on battery for around 70 miles before switching […]

London’s black cabs go green

The manufacturer of London’s black cabs has started building its new green headquarters and assembly plant. The London Taxi Company’s £300 million electric taxi factory in Ansty, Coventry will research innovative new technologies as well as produce new ultra low emission versions of the city’s famous vehicles. The 37,000m² sustainable building will include a production facility and […]

London’s new electric black cab tested in Arctic Circle

The brand new design for London’s electric black cab has been undergoing tests in the harshest conditions in the Arctic Circle. According to London Taxi Company (LTC), the checks to the vehicle performance will get more stringent over the coming weeks, with the taxis set to be cooled down in giant fridges to -49°C. The […]

Whitehall gridlocked as cabbies protest over ‘air pollution and congestion’

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UK-China ink £100m low carbon vehicle deals

Low carbon partnerships between the UK and China worth £100 million have been announced. The news comes as Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also expected to sign a nuclear deal later today, is in the UK for a four-day State Visit. Aston Martin has unveiled a £50 million project with China Equity to develop […]

Olympic VIPs to use hydrogen fuel cell taxis

Olympic VIPs won’t just be able to use the exclusive traffic lanes to get to venues such as the Olympic Park and Anish Kapoor’s Orbit sculpture (pictured) this summer – they could also get a ride in a hydrogen fuel cell taxi. Five such taxis are joining the capital’s fleet of black cabs to ferry […]