As the revolution towards cleaner air continues a fully electric incarnation of an iconic UK vehicle has been introduced to the streets of London
As the revolution towards cleaner air continues a fully electric incarnation of an iconic UK vehicle has been introduced to the streets of London.
The Dynamo Taxi, based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia, has been launched by Coventry company Dynamo after being officially approved by Transport for London (TfL).
The Dynamo Taxi is expected to accelerate the retirement of current diesel taxis from city streets across the UK, improving air quality.
Taxis currently account for 16% of all vehicle nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions in central London, according to TfL figures.
As Birmingham moves towards the introduction of its Clean Air Zone, taxi drivers across the city are being made aware of the options available to them on the road to compliance, with support packages available to help with conversions or the purchase of new vehicles.
Brendan O’Toole, founder and CEO of Dynamo, said: “The UK’s new car market is experiencing an electric revolution, with record numbers of fully electric vehicle registrations taking place each year.
“Electric vehicle technology is now a viable alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles, and it’s imperative the UK’s taxi market changes with the times.
“With a low starting price, and a reliable vehicle architecture in the Nissan e-NV200, we are offering a truly unique solution to the tens of thousands of taxi drivers in London and cities across the UK.”