Nis­san hails its greener black cab

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

NIS­SAN hopes to in­tro­duce a new Lon­don black cab later this year. The NV200 Lon­don Taxi is based on the well-re­garded Nis­san van and minibus.

It chal­lenges the cur­rent Lon­don Taxi Com­pany’s TX4 and, says Nis­san, is cleaner and more eco­nom­i­cal. With a highly ef­fi­cient 89 horse power 1.5 litre diesel engine.

Nis­san sug­gests an owner­op­er­a­tor would save £700 a year per cab in fuel. The dif­fer­ence in miles per gal­lon dif­fer­ence is in the or­der of 53mpg ver­sus 35mpg with car­bon diox­ide emis­sions of 138g/km ver­sus 209g/km and the big­ger pic­ture for cities like Lon­don is this cleaner run­ning and a re­duc­tion in traf­fic-re­lated ill­nesses.

Nis­san says that if all Lon­don’s li­censed cabs were re­placed with the NV200 there would be an an­nual CO2 re­duc­tion of some 38,000 tons — or the equiv­a­lent of plant­ing 10,000 acres of trees. Ni­trous ox­ides and par­tic­u­lates — be­ing tar­geted in new leg­is­la­tion — would drop by 135 tons and 20 tons re­spec­tively.

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