London EV Company (LEVC) has hit a major milestone in sales of its all-new zero emissions capable taxi, the TX. Since January 2018, 2,500 electric taxis have been produced from its state-of-the-art factory in Ansty, Coventry. That equates to a impressive 6,800 tonnes of CO2 being prevented from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent to 1,500 return flights from London to Sydney.
NOx emissions have been slashed by 99.5 per cent over the previous taxi and some 850,000 litres of fossil fuel have not been pumped as a result and drivers have saved £3.85 million in lower fuel costs. The world’s most advanced cab has been a hit with drivers, passengers and cities alike thanks to its green credentials, low running costs and onboard tech. In fact the cabs have already travelled 21 million miles, 845 times around the Earth, and collectively transported 13 million passengers. LEVC will add to its commercial vehicle range with a new line-up of models that will use shared technology with GEELY Commercial Vehicles. Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, commented: “On behalf of the 473 people who work for LEVC, from our new factory in Ansty to our long-standing base in Brewery Road and our dealers in the UK and Europe, I am extremely proud of this momentous achievement. “When this project began in 2014, we set out to make the world’s most advanced taxi, to distil over 70 years of cab-building knowledge into an all-new leader in urban zero emissions mobility. The endorsement from drivers is compelling while passengers love TX’s comfort, space and connectivity features.
“We are proud to be supporting the city of London in its efforts to improve air quality – and doing the same across the UK. In the very near future we will be further driving TX sales in Europe and expanding our range with a new LCV. Our goal is to be the leading European electric commercial vehicle provider.” Shirley Rodrigues, London Deputy Mayor, added: “On behalf of the Mayor’s office, I would like to congratulate LEVC on its achievement of putting 2,500 electric taxis on the road. It is already playing a significant role in helping to improve London’s air quality and it is leading the way to a greener London taxi fleet. “With the introduction of the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April, London is leading the world in its commitment to dramatically improve the quality of the air our residents and visitors breathe. It is thanks to forward-thinking, adaptive and innovative companies like LEVC that we have our best chance to achieve our goals."