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BLACK CABS RISING: London taxi fleet UP OVER 1,300 vehicles after strong recovery from pandemic

Updated: Jun 5, 2022

Image credit: LEVC

The London taxi vehicle fleet is slowly recovering from the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic despite ongoing concerns around driver numbers in the capital.

According to Transport for London (TfL) data there are currently 14,790 black cab vehicles licensed in London. That represents an increase of over 1,300 vehicles since April 2021.

The current fleet number is still way off pre-pandemic levels where it stood at 18,504 in April 2020.

In April LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) announced the significant milestone of its 5,000th TX taxi sold in London.

Since taking to the streets, those 5,000 cabs have travelled a combined distance of approximately 307 million miles, which equates to circumnavigating the globe 12,333 times. To date, more than 2 million passenger journeys have been taken in the electric TX taxi in London alone.

The LEVC TX is expected to overtake the diesel TX4 cab as the most popular vehicle licensed in London in the coming months. Currently 6,580 TX4 cabs remain working in the capital.

In third place the Mercedes-Benz Vito cab sits with 2,676 cabs and next up is the Nissan Dynamo Taxi with 165 registered.


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