The very first LEVC TX Electric London Black Cab has been delivered to its owner, David Harris, and is already out on London’s streets picking up fares.
Last summer saw the reveal of the new LEVC TX Electric Black cab as the London EV Company – owned by Volvo makers Geely – revealed its take on the future of the London Taxi. And it was convincing.
It was convincing not only because it delivered a very modern Cab which still shouts ‘London Black Cab’, but because it uses a very sensible range-extender powertrain to help cut emissions and deliver a Taxi which shouldn’t pollute London’s air further.
We’re used to the rather basic, noisy and often uncomfortable experience of a TX (particularly older ones) but the new TX makes that a thing of the past.
With space for six, great wheelchair access, power sockets, USB ports, panoramic roof and a level of comfort, for passengers and driver, never seen in a Black Cab before, the new LEVC TX deserves to be a raging success.
Now, London Cabbie David Harris, who lives in Chingford (where else?), has taken delivery of the first new LEVC TX, and he’s already out picking up punters in his £177 a week Cab.
That £177 a week lease may sound a lot, but David reckons that when you take everything in to account he’ll be around £600 a month better off in his new Cab than in the old one.
He’ll also find the new Cab in a different comfort league to his old Taxi. As will be his passengers.