Electric London cabs are nearly here
Well, to be entirely accurate, six already are. After testing in environments as varied and extreme as Death Valley and within the Arctic Circle, a sextuplet of new-fangled black cabs are undergoing final testing – on the streets where they’ll spend their lives.
So, we’ve covered the ins and outs of the cabs before, including the fact that, as hybrids, they’re ready to rock down to electric avenue. And dodge steep anti-pollution taxes in the process.
Passenger amenities are a bit more involved than the old TX4, including contactless card machines, onboard wi-fi, charge points and panoramic roofs. And, for the driver, autonomous emergency braking, congestion-recognising sat nav and integrated hailing apps make life on London lanes a little easier.