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New fully electric taxi launches with 'over 170 miles per charge'

Wed 23 October 2019 | Back to news list

A battery electric black cab from new cab maker Dynamo has been launched. It will rival the range extender LEVC TX hybrid and the makers say, offers over 170 miles of range per charge.

According to Autocar, the vehicle is the first fully electric taxi since the 1897 Bersey Taxi.

Dynamo Taxi is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV, which Dynamo buys from the maker and modifies. 

Recharging the vehicle's battery from empty to 80% takes between 40 minutes and an hour on a 46kW rapid charge. On a 7kW home charge, the vehicle can be fully charged from empty in seven hours.

The maker says that the reworked Nissan also benefits from a significantly tighter turning circle to help drivers navigate London’s streets.

Dynamo aims to produce at least 500 taxis next year, with a minimum of 1500 targeted for 2021. Although the taxi was launched in London, Dynamo hopes it will be adopted across the UK.

Dynamo CEO Brendan O’Toole said (quoted in Autocar): “The Dynamo Taxi is the UK’s first Transport for London-approved fully electric taxi and is designed with both drivers and passengers in mind. 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.”

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