The Black Cab is a well recognised London symbol and has been around for decades, but as the whole world moves towards mobile electrification and a move away from fossil fuels it was about time for a newer cleaner greener version of the iconic Black Cab.

This is the first time that LEVC (formerly the London Taxi Company) has created the recognisable ‘black cab’ with electric propulsion. It comes with all sorts of high-end technology, improved safety features and a petrol range extender, allowing it to cover 80 miles on electric only or 400 miles when combined with the petrol range extender. Equally important, this new model seems like it could be a boon for taxi drivers, their wallets and their health, especially with inner-city clean air regulations becoming more important.

Fully Charged member Jonny Smith took the all new London Black Cab out for a proper test: sitting in traffic in rush hour London and then collecting a jet-lagged +Robert Llewellyn from the airport.

Article images via LEVC

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