The first fully electric Nissan Dynamo taxi vehicles produced in Coventry are about to hit the roads in their home city.
According to the cabs' manufacturers, two new taxis fresh off the production line have been ‘handed over to Coventry’.
The distinctive black taxi which is based on a Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV has been developed for the UK taxi market, and includes a whole host of features you would expect in a working taxi.
Drivers benefit from a built-in infotainment system, heated seats and steering wheel, while passengers have custom-built seating, wheelchair accessibility and an enlarged glass roof for extra lighting.
To satisfy Transport for London (TfL) approval, Dynamo also reduced the Nissan’s turning circle to meet the 25-foot turning circle requirements allowing it to tackle the tightest of London’s streets. There is also the latest in contactless payment solutions for passenger and driver convenience.
The Dynamo Taxi has a range of up to 187 miles from a single charge (WLTP City) and is compatible with 50kW CHAdeMO rapid charging.
An average taxi driver in London covers a distance of 90 to 120 miles a day, spending roughly £25 in fuel a day. Using a home charger, it will cost Dynamo Taxi drivers £3 to £6 in electricity to cover the same distance, saving drivers roughly £20 a day in running costs alone.
A spokesperson from Dynamo Motors said via social media: “Even in the world of sport, there is something special about playing at home.
“Well, The Dynamo Taxi is now playing in it's home city of Coventry. Every member of the Dynamo Team was so proud to see the first vehicles handed over to Coventry.
“Now taxi drivers in Coventry can experience the economic and environmental benefits of the only 100% electric zero emission black cab available.”