The capital’s first 100% electric and emission free taxi remains set for a “summer” launch according to a Nissan Dynamo spokesperson.
The much anticipated Nissan Dynamo taxi follows the arrival of the LEVC TX eCity on to the streets of London. A third electric taxi, Metrocab, will also provide cabbies further choice however no indication in terms of its release date has been announced.
The new Dynamo taxi is set for a retail price of £42,500 (after grants); over £10,000 less than its current competitor. The taxi is ready for production at it’s manufacturing plant in Coventry however drivers must wait a few more months as Dynamo await the “new models to come with the long range battery”.
Earlier this year Dynamo revealed to TaxiPoint that the finance package will cost drivers £200 per week for five years, with no deposit and no final balloon payment.
The spokesperson went on to say: “Dynamo Motor Company are respectfully and humbly entering into the London Hackney carriage market. The Dynamo Taxi isn’t for everybody, but for those who ply their trade in the City, for those who are open to change and can see the benefits of Electric, it fits perfectly.
“The range of 174 miles really is a game changer in the Electric Taxi market, it removes any anxieties regarding range that drivers perceive. Being the only 100% zero emissions Taxi, drivers who sit in their “office” for up to 12 hours will no longer be breathing in their own poisonous fumes.
“With proven reliability worldwide, running costs of around 3p per mile (home charging) the Dynamo offers huge savings for drivers in the Taxi world.”