There are now more LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) TX electric taxis on the streets of London than diesel TX4s, according to the manufacturer.
The TX electric taxi now represents more than 40% of official black cabs, with over 6,000 vehicles operating in the capital.
Powered by its eCity technology, LEVC’s electric TX taxi has travelled more than 534 million miles globally and prevented 162,000 tonnes of CO2 being emitted into the atmosphere, since it was introduced in 2018.
Featuring flexible space for up to six passengers, the vehicle includes an integrated wheelchair ramp enabling the TX to accommodate a forward-facing wheelchair.
Since 2014, Chinese organisation Geely has invested more than £500m into LEVC, which manufactures its purpose-built, range extended electric TX taxi at a factory in Ansty, Coventry.
Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, said “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.
“With each new TX on the road, we are preventing thousands of tonnes of harmful emissions, helping to create healthier and happier cities.”
Helen Chapman, Transport for London’s Director of Licensing and Regulation, said, “It is great to see that almost half of the entire taxi fleet is now zero emissions capable and there are now more LEVC TX taxis than any model of diesel black cabs in the capital.
“Alongside reductions to emissions these modern vehicles deliver a really comfortable experience for both driver and passenger.”