The first 100% electric and emission free taxi is set for release in London this summer with a sale price over £10,000 less than its main rival.
The Nissan Dynamo taxi follows the LEVC TX eCity on the streets of the capital after new regulation put in place by Transport for London means all new taxis registered must be capable of emission free driving.
The new Dynamo taxi is set for a retail price of £42,500 (after grants); over £10,000 less than its competitor.
What’s more Dynamo have revealed that the finance package will cost drivers £200 per week for five years, with no deposit and no final balloon payment.
The Dynamo, built in Coventry by Dynamo Motor Company, is based on a Nissan e NV 200 and can ferry around 5 passengers in the rear cabin.
The new taxi also has another huge selling point. According to Dynamo it will cost around £30 per week on electricity and will become the most cost effective taxi in London.
If the driver has the facility to have a home charger installed it will cost about £6 to do 174 miles, as opposed to around £45 in current diesel taxis. That’s just 3p per mile, plus servicing is a fraction of the price too.
A Dynamo spokesperson told TaxiPoint:
“Dynamo Motor Company are respectfully and humbly entering into the London Hackney carriage market. The Dynamo Taxi isn’t for everybody, but for those who ply their trade in the City, for those who are open to change and can see the benefits of Electric, it fits perfectly.
“The range of 174 miles really is a game changer in the Electric Taxi market, it removes any anxieties regarding range that drivers perceive. Being the only 100% zero emissions Taxi, drivers who sit in their “office” for up to 12 hours will no longer be breathing in their own poisonous fumes.
“With proven reliability worldwide, running costs of around 3p per mile (home charging) the Dynamo offers huge savings for drivers in the Taxi world.”