Taxi fleet firm Sherbet have announced the purchase of a further 100 black cabs as rapid expansion plans continue.
In October 2022 Sherbet announced a similar purchase of 100 black cabs at a cost of £5million to meet increased demand for clean vehicles.
The latest order of new LEVC TXE taxis will push London’s Sherbet electric black taxi fleet up past the 500 mark, helping to absorb the demand for clean vehicles in the capital as people return to work in the city.
Pre-pandemic, there were 23,000 black taxis on London’s roads, but that number has dropped to 15,000. Sherbet are continuing its rapid fleet expansion with the aim of having at least a thousand electric black taxis in operation in the next two years, spearheading an effort to clean up London’s air.
Asher Moses said via social media: “Sherbet The Electric Taxi Company is growing.
“We have just successfully completed on our purchase of 100 brand new electric taxis to join our growing fleet. Future proofing the London taxi trade and leading the way transitioning from diesel to electric.
“These taxis are the future. Smart, intelligent, highly connected and fully tracked with first class telematics.
“These taxis are not only an addition to our electric taxi fleet, they are an addition to our out of home media inventory, our moving billboards in the centre of London.“
Steve McNamara, LTDA General Secretary, said: “That is a massive financial commitment that shows the confidence that now exists that London Taxis are not just here to stay but confirming that London now has, not only, the world's best taxi service, the world's only 100% disability accessible taxi service but now the greenest taxi fleet in the planet!“