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Author Topic: London Electric Taxis on the road  (Read 4175 times)
Mudman
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« Reply #30 on: January 11, 2019, 07:43:51 PM »

chatted to an electric cabbie last month and he loved it apart from the pure electic range being so low. said that for a fast charge in town he'd need to pay for being in a multistorey car park so that was not worth it yet. he also said that about a third of all black cabs are this model now- seems more than i see (though i see a lot).
meanwhile this afternoon i was behind a toyota taxi- which was a fuel cell model (mira?) owned by green tomato cars. ineresting...
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2019, 01:12:38 PM »

Latest figures for LEVC sales show that there are now just over 1000 EV Black Cabs plugging away in London. So no way near 1/3 (London Black Cab Fleet is approximately 20,000), but certainly going in the right direction.

LEVC is also saying they're delivering to Taxi drivers in several other UK cities including Birmingham, and they're now exporting to Germany and Holland. Apparently Paris is the next market they're hoping will type approve the vehicle.

I do wonder how long until they increase the size of the battery pack - it's certainly the main criticism I've heard from the couple of drivers I've spoken to now , and something I mooted before launch that if the battery is considered too small it will only serve to negatively reinforce the idea that BEVs don't work.
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