They’ve already done the equivalent of 45 trips to the moon and saved 850,000 litres of fuel
Here’s some good car industry news for a change. The London EV Company (LEVC) has just announced the production of the 2500th Electric Taxi – celebrating with a special display at Trafalgur Square.
Owned by Chinese giant Geely, LEVC produces these at a brand new factory in Ansty, Coventry. Production of the all-new zero-emissions capable TX taxi began in January 2018.
They’ve worked out that these taxis have prevented 6,800 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere, the equivalent to 1,500 return flights from London to Sydney.
Some 850,000 litres of fossil fuel have not been pumped as a result and drivers have saved £3.85 million in lower fuel costs. The cabs have travelled 21 million miles, 845 times around the Earth, and collectively transported 13 million passengers. NOx emissions have been slashed by 99.5 per cent over the previous taxi.
London’s cabbies are leading the charge so to speak with over 2,000 vehicles on the capital’s streets, but the TX is also in action in cities across the UK, including Birmingham, Coventry, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Overseas there have already been sales in Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Hong Kong and Malaysia. And recently a commercial van version was also introduced.