Nissan hails its greener black cab
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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