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There are now more than 6,000 LEVC electric taxis operating in London

The electric TX, successor to the traditional diesel-powered London ‘black cab’


London Electric Vehicle Company’s electric TX is the successor to the traditional diesel-powered London ‘black cab’

There are now more LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company – the successor company to that which originated the iconic London ‘black cab’) TX electric taxis on the streets of London than diesel TX4s, as the UK capital’s transition to a green EV black cab fleet continues to accelerate.

Highlighting the transition away from fossil fuel, LEVC’s TX taxi now represents more than 40% of official black cabs, with over 6,000 vehicles operating in the capital.

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, commented: “We are witnessing a significant tipping point in the push towards cleaner transportation, with the TX overtaking the diesel-powered TX4 as the cab of choice in London. There are now more than 6,000 TX electric taxis operating in the capital, accounting for over 40% of the black cab fleet.

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The city of Hamburg, Germany bans new ICE taxis starting in 2025

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“We hope that this decision in Hamburg will have a signalling effect – for Germany and the whole of Europe,” said Hamburg’s Green transport senator Anjes Tjarks.

Electrifying the entire taxi fleet will save 25,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, he added. The city started to support the switch to emission-free taxis in 2021.

At present, more than 350 of the city’s taxis are electrified — a share of 12 percent, the highest share in Germany —25 of which are powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

This is part of a growing trend. NYC recently announced that  Uber, Lyft must only operate EVs in the city by 2030

Elsewhere :: CleanTechnica

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