London taxi company Sherbet has just announced the purchase of 125 new electric taxis worth over £7 million. The first 50 black electric cabs were already delivered this month, the remaining 75 are soon to follow.
“At Sherbet London we are proud to play our part in decarbonising London’s roads, and this is the next step we are taking to help cleaning London’s air. We are delighted to be able to expand our amazing taxi fleet with yet more high-quality electric vehicles from LEVC, and look forward to being able to put more of these on London’s streets in the coming months.”
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) belongs to the Chinese Geely Group manufactures the electric taxis entirely in Britain. The black (and sometimes faun) cabs have been put into operation across Europe as the combination of fully-electric and black London taxi makes a popular combination.
Joerg Hofmann, CEO of London Electric Vehicle Company, said: “We are pleased that such an innovative and forward-thinking company like Sherbet London have decided to partner with LEVC and add more electric taxis to their rapidly growing fleet” The taxis offer both passengers and drivers features like USB charging, 6 seats, a large panoramic roof and WIFI connectivity. “We have now produced over 2,500 TX electric taxis, with 2,000 operating in London. These vehicles have prevented over 6,800 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere and saved taxi drivers nearly £4,000,000 in fuel,” continued Hoffmann, who joined the company this year from Germany.