LEVC is making London cleaner and greener for everyone by introducing the world’s most advanced electric black cab. Following years of work involving some of the best designers, technologists and engineers, comfortable, safe and importantly air pollution-free public transport has arrived.
TX – The electric taxi
LEVC have created the purpose-built “TX” electric London taxi to deliver savings in operating costs while reducing harmful emissions. Allowing a total range of 377 miles, the eCity technology built into the TX is extremely intelligent, utilising regenerative braking. This means that energy generated during driving which would otherwise be wasted is redirected back into the engine and used to charge the battery. Intelligent, clean and green.
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Incredible accessibility and comfort for passengers is built into the TX. Class-leading wheelchair accessibility, utilising carriage doors for easy and safe access. Passengers travel in comfort, with facilities including power sockets for laptops, on-board wifi, contactless card machines to pay for journeys and an expansive panoramic roof to enjoy the sights of London.
The TX is designed to help make driving in busy cities safe. Using sensors, it is able to help drivers avoid a possible collision caused by drifting between lanes and obstacles in front. Parking sensors and stability controls also help warn drivers of possible danger. Advanced, split-second inflation airbags also help protect both driver and passengers. Additional sensors warn drivers when tyre pressure becomes low and help spot vulnerable road users like pedestrians and cyclists.
This story shows how LEVC supports Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, specifically Target 11.2: “By 2030, provide access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems for all, improving road safety, notably by expanding public transport, with special attention to the needs of those in vulnerable situations, women, children, persons with disabilities and older persons.”
London EV Company (LEVC) is an automotive engineering company, founded in 2013. The company launched the new LEVC TX electric taxi in 2017 and announced its intentions to begin production of electric commercial vehicles in addition to taxicabs.
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