London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced a significant milestone achieved by their electric TX taxi. Since its launch in 2018, the TX has successfully prevented more than 200,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 emissions from being released into the atmosphere.
The impact of this achievement is best understood in comparison. The 200,000-tonne CO2 saving is equivalent to the emissions produced by over 111,000 passenger flights from London to Sydney. To visualise the accomplishment, a stack of thousand CO2-tonne spheres, with a base of 5x5, would stretch to a height half a mile tall, surpassing the height of Big Ben by a remarkable 8.4 times. Furthermore, it would also fill 42,749 Olympic swimming pools.
Alongside this environmental milestone, LEVC's TX has covered more than 700 million miles globally, firmly establishing itself in the electric vehicle transportation sector. With over 10,000 of these electric taxis produced, LEVC has successfully sold them in various markets worldwide.
In the bustling streets of London, the TX has surpassed its diesel-powered predecessor, the TX4, as the most common black cab. With more than 7,500 TX taxis operating in the capital, LEVC's electric vehicle has become a familiar sight to locals and tourists alike.
Beyond its environmental impact, the LEVC TX prioritises accessibility and inclusivity for all passengers. The vehicle accommodates up to six occupants and is equipped with an integrated wheelchair ramp, allowing for the transportation of forward-facing wheelchairs. The TX's eCity technology provides a pure electric range of 78 miles and a total range-extended capacity of 333 miles, ensuring sufficient range for a variety of transportation needs.
This year holds special significance for LEVC, marking not only the achievement of the emission-saving milestone but also the 200th anniversary of the first Hackney carriage licensed in London. Additionally, it signifies 75 years since the birth of the iconic "black cab" in the form of the FX3. Today, LEVC's TX taxis provide sustainable and eco-friendly transportation options to drivers and passengers in more than 20 countries.
Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, said: "This remarkable achievement demonstrates the success of our electric TX since it launched in 2018, and highlights the positive contribution it is making to the air quality of our cities. “LEVC is incredibly proud to support the taxi trade, as it transitions to a clean, safe and accessible mobility future. The business is committed to creating more sustainable cities through innovative and accessible mobility solutions, as part of our new strategic direction to become a zero carbon mobility technology company."