Updated: Jun 13, 2021
Blackpool has welcomed the first electric LEVC TX taxi to the popular seaside town in north west England.
Simon Hughes, a cabbies licensed in Blackpool, shared images of the distinctive black cab with a red stripe stretching the length of the vehicle.
The electric TX is the world’s first purpose-built electric taxi and offers space, comfort and practicality, combined with environmental friendliness and a small turning circle, a trademark of the iconic London ‘black cab’.
LEVC, based in Coventry, has been manufacturing the official London black cab for more than 100 years. The company reinvented its iconic taxi as an electric, zero emissions capable TX in 2018. Since its launch, more than 4,500 TXs have sold worldwide and LEVC’s new electric van, VN5, now joins the model line-up.
Utilising LEVC’s eCity technology, TX offers 63 miles (101km) of zero emissions driving and a total electrically driven range of over 316 miles (510 km).
LEVC estimates that TX drivers have now covered more than 188 million miles, which equates to driving roughly 7,500 times around the world. This means that TX has now prevented more than 57,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, stopped 35 million litres of fuel from being pumped and saved drivers around £34m in fuel costs.