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BLACK CABS: Can the LEVC TX taxi rust?



London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), the maker of the iconic black TX taxis, revealed the bodywork of the vehicle to be made of a corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy.


This material is specially designed to withstand the harsh weather conditions of the UK, which include rain, snow, and salt on the roads.

The taxi bodywork is constructed using advanced techniques, including robots that apply structural adhesive to the body panels, before they are riveted together. This provides a strong yet lightweight structure, which reduces the weight of the vehicle and improves its energy efficiency.

LEVC has also conducted extensive testing to prove the durability of their taxi bodywork. Multiple tests have been conducted to simulate 10 years of wear and tear, including exposure to salt spray and extreme temperatures. These tests have shown that the bodywork is highly resistant to corrosion, which ensures the longevity and the safety of the vehicle.


As for rust, the composite materials used in the LEVC TX taxi bodywork are generally resistant to rust and corrosion. It's important to maintain the vehicle properly to prevent any issues with corrosion over the vehicle's lifetime.

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