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London’s Black Cab Goes All 21-Century On Us With PHEV Model 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, PHEV, taxi, UK on 12 9th, 2017


The iconic black cab returns in its latest and more modern interpretation in the form of the new TX eCity taxi. Following its public debut last summer, the new electrified TX Cab is now fully certified to carry fare-paying passengers in London.

London EV Company has put the new TX Cab through the most rigorous testing regime in the company’s history, including testing sessions in the Arctic Circle and Arizona, along with thousands of miles at the hands of real taxi drivers on the streets of London.

Powering the new TX is an advanced electrified powertrain that combines a Volvo-sourced 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and two rear-mounted electric motors for a total driving range of up to 400 miles and a purely electric range of 80 miles.

The new London black cab can fit up to six passengers which will notice the dramatically improved NVH levels and features like USB ports and Wi-Fi.

“After extensive testing, LEVC’s new taxi is ready to do the job it was made for: transport people around this great city of London safely, cleanly and stylishly,” said Chris Gubbey, CEO of the LEVC. “Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners.”

Prices for the new electrified TX taxi starts from £55,599 OTR or £177 per week over five years. The vehicle’s battery is covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty as well.

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London’s Black Cab Goes All 21-Century On Us With PHEV Model 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, PHEV, taxi, UK on 12 9th, 2017


The iconic black cab returns in its latest and more modern interpretation in the form of the new TX eCity taxi. Following its public debut last summer, the new electrified TX Cab is now fully certified to carry fare-paying passengers in London.

London EV Company has put the new TX Cab through the most rigorous testing regime in the company’s history, including testing sessions in the Arctic Circle and Arizona, along with thousands of miles at the hands of real taxi drivers on the streets of London.

Powering the new TX is an advanced electrified powertrain that combines a Volvo-sourced 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and two rear-mounted electric motors for a total driving range of up to 400 miles and a purely electric range of 80 miles.

The new London black cab can fit up to six passengers which will notice the dramatically improved NVH levels and features like USB ports and Wi-Fi.

“After extensive testing, LEVC’s new taxi is ready to do the job it was made for: transport people around this great city of London safely, cleanly and stylishly,” said Chris Gubbey, CEO of the LEVC. “Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners.”

Prices for the new electrified TX taxi starts from £55,599 OTR or £177 per week over five years. The vehicle’s battery is covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty as well.

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London’s Black Cab Goes All 21-Century On Us With PHEV Model 9
Dec
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in new cars, PHEV, taxi, UK on 12 9th, 2017


The iconic black cab returns in its latest and more modern interpretation in the form of the new TX eCity taxi. Following its public debut last summer, the new electrified TX Cab is now fully certified to carry fare-paying passengers in London.

London EV Company has put the new TX Cab through the most rigorous testing regime in the company’s history, including testing sessions in the Arctic Circle and Arizona, along with thousands of miles at the hands of real taxi drivers on the streets of London.

Powering the new TX is an advanced electrified powertrain that combines a Volvo-sourced 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine and two rear-mounted electric motors for a total driving range of up to 400 miles and a purely electric range of 80 miles.

The new London black cab can fit up to six passengers which will notice the dramatically improved NVH levels and features like USB ports and Wi-Fi.

“After extensive testing, LEVC’s new taxi is ready to do the job it was made for: transport people around this great city of London safely, cleanly and stylishly,” said Chris Gubbey, CEO of the LEVC. “Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners.”

Prices for the new electrified TX taxi starts from £55,599 OTR or £177 per week over five years. The vehicle’s battery is covered by a five-year, unlimited mileage warranty as well.

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Opel Insignia Tourer Makes For A Slick-Lookin’ Taxi 7
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in opel, Opel Insignia, taxi on 12 7th, 2017


Visit most any city in Europe and most of the taxi cabs are bound to be Mercedes – E-Class sedans especially. But that’s not the only option, as another German automaker is here to point out.

That automaker is Opel, which is showcasing its new Insignia wagon as an ideal taxicab.

Instead of simply selling the consumer version and letting the cabdrivers, fleet operators, or upfitters perform the modifications, Opel offers the Insignia with just about everything need for taxicab duty straight from the factory – from the illuminated roof sign to a meter integrated into the rearview mirror.

Professional drivers can choose between the svelte Insignia Sports Tourer or the more rugged Insignia Country Tourer, in either Taxi Selection or Taxi Dynamic trim, with varying equipment levels, priced from €22,639 in Germany (before tax).

Either way, you’re looking at a nearly 20-cubic-foot luggage compartment expandable to almost 60 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat, making the Insignia a rather flexible and accommodating way to move passengers and their stuff.

Drivers who need more needn’t look far, as Opel also offers taxi versions of the Zafira minivan and Vivaro full-size van for commercial transportation as well.

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New Toyota JPN Taxi Ready To Shuttle Fares Under Hybrid LPG Power 23
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Hybrids, japan, LPG, new cars, taxi, Tokyo Motor Show, TOYOTA on 10 23rd, 2017


Taxis in most places around the world are based on standard production vehicles outfitted for the purpose. But there's a handful of locations where the taxis are completely unique – like yellow Checker cabs in New York, or the blacks cabs of London.
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Taxi Slams Into Lamborghini Aventador In Mexico 3
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Aventador, Lamborghini Videos, Mexico, Offbeat News, taxi, video on 10 3rd, 2017


A Lamborghini Aventador has been severely damaged in Mexico after it was hit by a taxi.
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Mercedes Sells More London Taxis Than The London Taxi Company 28
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mercedes, Mercedes Metris, Mercedes V-Class, Mercedes Vito - Viano, taxi on 09 28th, 2017


Go to London and you're bound to see those iconic black taxis. But who makes them?
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Absolut Puts This Copper Caddy Cab On Duty In New York 14
Sep
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Cadillac, Classics, taxi on 09 14th, 2017


New York taxis are yellow… right? Usually, sure. But someone evidently forgot to tell that to the people at Absolut, who have hit the Big Apple in this brilliant copper cab.
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The Electrified London Taxi Is Heading To Germany 12
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, LEVC, taxi on 09 12th, 2017


A couple of months after the London EV Company (LEVC) unveiled its new electric taxi cab for Britain’s capital, the company has released a German version at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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Daimler Interested In Flying Taxis, Invests In Volocopter 2
Aug
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Daimler, Electric Vehicles, Flying Cars, Reports, taxi on 08 2nd, 2017


Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler is looking at the future by investing an undisclosed sum into a flying taxi firm called Volocopter.
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Looking For A Cab? Unused 1977 Plymouth Fury Taxi Offered On eBay 29
Jul
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in auction, Classics, eBay, Plymouth, taxi, used cars on 07 29th, 2017


While it’s not that uncommon these days to find a classic car with barely any miles on it, finding an old taxi that’s virtually unused is pretty much like finding a unicorn.
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New ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Trailer Features Mad London Cab Action 20
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in celebrities, Offbeat News, taxi, video on 07 20th, 2017


If you saw the first Kingsman film from 2014, then you probably know what to expect from the sequel, which will be even more action-packed.
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Electrified TX London Taxi Cab Debuts With 70 Mile EV Range 11
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, LEVC, new cars, taxi on 07 11th, 2017


Just as the London Taxi Company transformed officially into the London EV Company (LEVC), the new electric TX cab has also been unveiled, with order books scheduled to open on August 1st.
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Electrified TX London Taxi Cab Debuts With 70 Mile EV Range 11
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, LEVC, new cars, taxi on 07 11th, 2017


Just as the London Taxi Company transformed officially into the London EV Company (LEVC), the new electric TX cab has also been unveiled, with order books scheduled to open on August 1st.
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Electrified TX London Taxi Cab Debuts With 70 Mile EV Range 11
Jul
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Electric Vehicles, Hybrids, LEVC, new cars, taxi on 07 11th, 2017


Just as the London Taxi Company transformed officially into the London EV Company (LEVC), the new electric TX cab has also been unveiled, with order books scheduled to open on August 1st.
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