Updated: Nov 4, 2020
Six electric TX Shuttles from LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) have made their debut through three districts of the German city Wuppertal: Uellendahl-Katernberg, Elberfeld and Elberfeld West.
With its purpose-built design, e-City technology and small, agile turning circle, TX has convinced the WSW Group to join its transport infrastructure. In the test area, the so-called WSW Cabs can approach 4,000 fixed pick up stations at which passengers board and disembark.
With the WSW Cabs and the Hol mich! App, WSW is participating in the "Bergisch Smart Mobility" research project of the three cities of Wuppertal, Solingen and Remscheid.
The TX Shuttle is a variant of the Popular electric TX, the iconic London taxi and is designed, engineered and built in Britain by LEVC. The vehicle features a range-extended electric powertrain with a pure EV range of 62 miles (101km) and a total flexible range of 316 miles (510km).
Buyers can apply for the BAFA eco-rebate for the vehicle and receive €3,750.
Jörg Hofmann, LEVC CEO, said: “I’m pleased that our TX is joining the transport service for Wuppertal and confident that it will contribute strongly to the success of the "Bergisch Smart Mobility" research project. Not only can TX be operated emission-free and is easy to manoeuvre through city streets, but its protective interior environment offers a high quality and safe passenger experience, which is essential during these COVID times.”