I first saw this Taxi at EVS Stuttgart, in German taxi colours. Being a born and bread Londoner, and now a citizen of Liverpool, 'Black Cabs' or Hackney Cabs like this have always been part of my life. For their many advantages, such as carrying 6 passengers, they have always been noisy, polluting and vibrate and jolt through the journey. I'm pretty excited to see more of these on cities of the UK, but I wonder what Germany and other countries will think of the design and concept? Hopefully they'll catch on. It looks like Hyperion aren't the only iconic UK company coming to Germany!!
The iconic London taxi was previously powered by diesel engines, but the new TX taxi from LEVC is a battery electric car with an onboard range extender engine. It has an all electric range of 80 miles and a total range with the help of the range extender engine of 377 miles. Not only is the TX quieter than its diesel powered cousins, it offers both drivers and passengers a host of safety and comfort features that are state of the art.