The driver, David Harris, was deployed in the streets of central London after becoming the first new electric taxi officially approved by the London Transport Center for Testing.
It did so only after the manufacturer Levco (London Yves Company) overcame an error which meant that taxis could not “talk” to the new car, causing delays in the licensing process. At £ 55,599 (£ 177 a week for five years and an extra £ 10 a week for diesel models), it is the first zero-emission black cab in the London roads by 2020.
TEC has a range of only 80 miles of electricity, although its batteries can be completed with a 1.5-liter three-cylinder gasoline generator that offers a maximum range of about 400 miles.
Electric motor does not directly drive new taxi wheels, it does not charge only the batteries.
According to Beaconsfield Taxi Services, New Tex has a legendary legendary black taxi service, six passengers, sockets to charge mobile phones and laptops for passengers, and a panoramic glass roof that allows visitors to enjoy the most famous landmarks of London. They say it is the most advanced taxi ever, after investing £ 325 million From the parent company Lefk, Geely, from China.
For Harris, 46, a former tennis player who started driving a black taxi 21 years ago, the main benefits are cash savings.
“It’s great that he has no emissions and he works even better than my wife,” said Harris of Qingford. “Riding on bumps and ladders much better than the previous model, is much more spacious and convenient for passengers and driver.
“The important thing is that it will save me about £ 600 a month in reducing fuel costs and services and will help me get back to what I felt I should have earned.” Mr. Harris covers about 32,000 miles per year at work.
Other features of the new cab include a more easy-to-use wheelchair, easier and faster structure for repair, independent emergency braking (EB), as well as remote collision warning and lane progress, and satellite navigation. Lefk says charging the batteries in a new taxi will take less than 20 minutes to get a 80 percent charge.
Since the beginning of the year, the rules allow only low-emission vehicles to join its fleet of 23,000 taxis.