Electric taxis hail a new ‘stress-free era’ for London’s cabbies

A study of driver’s brain activity shows they were calmer when driving the low carbon electric vehicles

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 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 […]

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 […]

Black cabs keen to go green

Four in every five London taxi drivers are interested in switching to electric taxis. A survey of nearly 1,200 London taxi drivers revealed 80% of them are either “interested” or “very interested” in buying a zero-emission taxi, according to black cab manufacturer London Taxi Company (LTC). If the ultra-low emission vehicles are as popular as […]

Food into fuel

Taxi! How are London cabbies faring with biodiesel as fuel? Hit the back streets of London with ELN to find out.

Taxi! New London black cab will be electric too

Nissan is working on a black cab for London that is 100% electric. Today the Japanese car maker unveiled a new taxi design which will be petrol-fuelled rather than diesel – and announced the same model will be available with an electric engine. The style is based on Nissan’s van – the NV200 – and […]

Barcelona to have ‘world’s first’ electric taxi fleet

Barcelona is set to become the “first city in the world” to roll-out an electric taxi fleet. Cabbies in the Catalan city will be driving the e-NV200 (pictured), which was unveiled by Nissan at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and presented to the mayor Xavier Trias. The taxi is based on Nissan’s NV200 van but […]

Barcelona to have 'world’s first' electric taxi fleet

Barcelona is set to become the “first city in the world” to roll-out an electric taxi fleet. Cabbies in the Catalan city will be driving the e-NV200 (pictured), which was unveiled by Nissan at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show and presented to the mayor Xavier Trias. The taxi is based on Nissan’s NV200 van but […]

Will zero-emissions black cab be a fare deal?

The prototype taxi runs on a simple, multi-functional fuel-cell hybrid engine, meaning it can run for a standard day’s travel of 250 miles with just a five minute refuel. It has had a positive response from taxi drivers and will aim to be priced competitively to standard combustion engine cabs. The taxi was designed by […]