London black cabs are coming back as electric vehicles under LEVC (London EV Company), a Geely subsidiary. After raising $400 million last year and launching production earlier this year, the cars are now fully certified as taxis and they hit the road in London for the first time this week.
Chris Gubbey, CEO of the LEVC, said about the launch:
“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. Better for passengers, more cost effective for drivers, it will play a major role in helping to improve air quality benefiting all Londoners. I am immensely proud of the work we have carried out so far: we have produced a new icon, the world’s most advanced electric taxi.”
The vehicle has an all-electric range of 80 miles (~129 km) on a single charge …