Matthew Neville

London Electric Vehicle Company celebrates “major landmark” with 5,000 taxis sold

As part of Bdaily’s coverage of Green Energy Week, we look to the capital where London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced another significant milestone with 5,000 of its TX taxis being sold in London.

Following its launch in 2018, TX has been a “trailblazer” for the worldwide taxi market, and with more than a third of licensed black taxis in London now the TX, London leads the globe in purpose-built, fully accessible electrified taxis.

The TX features a lightweight aluminium body and benefits from LEVC’s eCity range extender powertrain. This “game-changing” technology enables the taxi to travel in full electric mode for up to 64 miles. The car has a total range of 318 miles and reduces NOx emissions by 99.5 per cent.

In the four years since launching, the TX has prevented 109,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. Additionally, the cab’s electric powertrain has prevented 61 million litres of fuel from being burnt, saving drivers a total of £91m.

Since taking to the streets, the 5,000 cabs have travelled a combined distance of approximately 307 million miles, which equates to circumnavigating the globe an incredible 12,333 times.

To date, more than 2 million passenger journeys have been taken in the electric TX taxi in London. Once they step through the limousine-like doors, passengers can enjoy an exceptionally comfortable interior, flooded with natural light courtesy of a panoramic glass roof.

Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, commented: “Drawing on more than a century of industry experience, combined with state-of-the-art technology, LEVC successfully developed the world’s most advanced taxi: the electric TX.

“Our 5,000th sale in London is a major landmark for the business and we’re proud that our TX is making a significant contribution to improving urban air quality, as well as supporting drivers in the transition to sustainable mobility.

“As a business, LEVC continues to go from strength-to-strength and March saw us achieve record global sales for both the TX and our VN5 van.”

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