New hybrid London taxi breaks ranks
THE London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC), formerly the London Taxi Company, has revealed the production version of its hybrid black cab (above).
Called the TX, its uses a 1.3-litre three-cylinder petrol engine as a generator for a large battery pack – allowing a pure-ev range of more than 70 miles and a total range in excess of 400. It goes on sale on 1 August.
The firm’s name change reflects its desire to produce vehicles of all types.