Oxford City Council to fund ultra-low emission taxis
Oxford City Council has announced a new £5000 grant for licenced drivers of Hackney Carriages or black cabs to transition to an electric vehicle. The £5,000 grant is now available as a grant contribution towards the costs of purchasing a new ultra-low emission taxi.
London Uber to charge electric taxi fee
Uber needs their drivers to switch to electric cars in order to continue being able to drive through central London. Therefore the ride-hailing startup that is valued at over 70 billion dollars wants passengers to pay a surcharge.
London Black Cab rival en route to Coventry
Geely-owned LEVC that make the electrified London black cabs may soon have a rival right at their base in Coventry. The Chinese conglomerate Red Sun Group has reached out to Britain’s Ecotive and CAD CAM Automotive (CCA) to start building hybrid taxis in the UK as well.
First glimpse: all-electric van from LEVC
LEVC, the makers of London’s electric black cabs have been busy working on another model. Based on their TX, their electric van is to combine an electric drive with a tiny range extender and LEVC says its is not just for the last mile.
Driving electric cars makes you happy
Seriously. Driving an electric car makes people happy, a study by York University finds. Commissioned by London cab company LEVC, the researchers monitored brain activity of cabbies sitting in diesel and electric vehicles and compared the results.