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ALL-NEW TAXI BODY STRUCTURE

The electric drivetrain is just one of the cutting-edge technologies underneath the stylish exterior of the new electric taxi. Like all our vehicles, the new taxi is purpose-built from the ground up as the ultimate taxi, but this time we’ve taken a radically different approach. The all-new body structure has been designed exclusively for the…

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GOING THE DISTANCE

The new electric taxi is a union of versatility and driving comfort, combined in a vehicle that is fit for purpose and kinder to the environment…and your wallet. A powerful electric motor always drives the taxi – quietly and efficiently converting power from the battery into propulsion. Thanks to unrivalled charging flexibility, this battery can be…

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TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (AND BACK)

Our new electric taxi has undergone over a million miles of durability proving in the most demanding use scenarios, taking it from Coventry to some of the most hostile environments on earth. How do you test a vehicle on every type of road surface and conditions at all speeds, consistently and in a repeatable way?…

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RELIABILITY BEGINS AT HOME

When moving to the new electric taxi, the biggest change for most drivers will be the ability to re-fuel the vehicle at home with home charging. For those able to charge at home there is the option to install dedicated charging equipment – designed to reduce the amount of time required to top up your taxi’s…

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BUILT-IN RELIABILITY

Delivering a reliable, durable vehicle requires component parts that are up to the job. Quality parts infer reliability, and using them allows us to focus on other aspects of the engineering, like safety. In both cases, if things go wrong, the priority needs to be getting you back on the road as quickly as possible….

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FURTHER EXPANSION OF FAST, ON-STREET CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE ANNOUNCED

Summer 2017 will see the first major roll-out of privately funded on-street fast charge points in London following our new agreement with Source London, and its owners Bluepointlondon. The agreement supplements TfL’s plans to install 300 rapid charge points for taxis in central London, providing drivers with the certainty and a variety of charging options when…

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DELIVERING QUALITY, DEPENDABILITY AND DURABILITY

Delivering quality, dependability and durability We’ve been designing and manufacturing purpose-built taxis for more than 70 years, which means we know better than anyone what it takes to build a vehicle capable of withstanding the demanding duty-cycle and regulatory Conditions of Fitness. Building a completely new vehicle, one with no carry-over parts, presents a new…

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GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES NEW GRANTS FOR TAXI DRIVERS

Meeting the air quality challenge Air pollution in cities affects our quality of life. More worryingly, it causes health problems for the most vulnerable people in society. It shortens the lives of over 70,000 people a year in Europe alone. National and city governments around the world have started to take charge of poor air…

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INTRODUCING THE NEW HOME OF THE ELECTRIC TAXI

UK’s first dedicated car factory to produce electric vehicles for global markets Wednesday 22nd March 2017 marks the official opening of the UK’s first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. Our new, state-of-the-art, vehicle plant in Ansty is where the world’s first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi will be built. We…

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ZERO EMISSIONS BELOW ZERO DEGREES

Taxis are not regular cars. Taxi drivers are dependent on their vehicles to earn a living and their passengers rely on them to get them where they’re going. This means our taxis have to be able to cover tens of thousands of miles a year in all conditions. To build a vehicle that provides this…

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