LEVC reaches 5000 taxis in London milestone

LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) has announced the sale of its 5000th TX taxi in London. As the world’s most advanced electric taxi, the TX delivers savings for operators and reduced urban emissions.

With more than a third of licensed black taxis in London now the TX, London is leading the world in reducing emissions with purpose-built, fully accessible electrified taxis.

The TX features a lightweight aluminium body and benefits from LEVC’s eCity range extender powertrain. This technology enables the taxi to travel in full electric mode for up 64 miles.

Offering unparalleled flexibility and no range anxiety, TX has a total range of 318 miles and reduces NOx emissions by 99.5%. In the four years since launching, the TX has prevented 109,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere.

When planning the TX, LEVC’s designers and engineers consulted with cab drivers to create the most ergonomic, driver-centric cabin ever seen, featuring cutting-edge controls for ease of operation.

The TX has also transformed driver and operator profitability, with a typical fuel saving of more than £110 per week.

The cab’s electric powertrain has prevented 61 million litres of fuel from being burnt, saving drivers a total of £91 million.

With fuel prices at an all-time high, the TX demonstrates why transitioning to electrified power makes complete business sense for professional drivers.

Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, said: “Drawing on more than a century of industry experience, combined with state-of-the-art technology, LEVC successfully developed the world’s most advanced taxi – the electric TX.

“Our 5,000th sale in London is a major landmark for the business and we’re proud that our TX is making a significant contribution to improving urban air quality, as well as supporting drivers in the transition to sustainable mobility.

“As a business, LEVC continues to go from strength-to-strength and March saw us achieve record global sales for both the TX and our VN5 van.”

Image: courtesy LEVC

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