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You’re testing a taxi. Seriously? Not ‘a taxi’. This is arguably ‘THE taxi.’ The world’s second most iconic cab (after the NY yellow cab) has had a long overdue refresh, and it’s a good ‘un. It’s the LEVC TX eCity, a new black cab for London. This model has been built fresh from the ground up with new looks and a new part electric powertrain that should make this the most comfortable, efficient, and nicest London cab ever designed. You’ll probably never drive one, but there’s a strong chance you’ll sit in the back of one, so just pay attention alright? Fine. It’s electric, you say? Well, it’s a plug-in hybrid, if we’re being specific. Its rear wheels are powered by a 147bhp electric motor, which is driven by a 50kWh battery pack. This can be recharged at home or out and about using a standard plug or dedicated electric car chargers, and is good for a range of around 80 miles of emissions-free driving.