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New LEVC TX taxi roof-light ‘peak’ set to enter market

Image credit: E1 Taxis Ltd

A new ‘peak’ that can be added to the LEVC TX taxi roof-light looks set to enter the market after concerns about its visibility are to be answered.

Feedback from drivers of the electric TX black cab, and those trying to hail the taxi, have long suggested difficulty seeing whether the roof light placed on the popular electric taxi is switched on or off. On a bright summer's day the issue is particularly prevalent with people trying to wave down taxis already in use.

Following early feedback from drivers and licensing authorities, some work was undertaken to improve the visibility of the light. According to the Coventry based taxi manufacturers, the ‘TAXI’ text was made bolder.

As part of the licensing approval process a London licensed taxi is required to meet the licensing authority's Conditions of Fitness.

In London this includes Condition 25 that states: 'A “Taxi” sign approved by LTPH, is clearly visible both by day and night when the taxi is available for hire, must be fitted.'

E1 Taxis, a London approved LEVC dealership, shared an update with the industry, displaying what looked to be a fix to problem. A photo showed a long black visor placed over the orange light to shield natural light away from the taxi hire light.

In a follow up post, an E1 Taxis spokesperson said: “The technical service bulletin for the hire sign peak accessory has been released today. It (the peak) will be fitted by participating dealers only. We will post relevant information tomorrow.”


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