Dynamo has launched the U.K.'s first Transport for London-approved 100% electric taxi based on the award-winning Nissan e-NV200.
Dynamo, a U.K.-based vehicle manufacturer, has unveiled the first 100% electric, zero emission, 'Hackney Carriage' black cab for London that has been officially approved by Transport for London (TfL), the Dynamo Taxi.
The last time London had a 100% electric taxi was 120 years ago, when Queen Victoria was still on the throne. The Bersey Taxi was introduced in 1897 and was operational until 1899 and had a range of 48km between each recharge.
Taking the highly successful Nissan e-NV200 as a basis, each Dynamo Taxi is re-engineered into a wheelchair-accessible vehicle capable of carrying up to five passengers by Dynamo at its Coventry headquarters. The Dynamo Taxi is expected to accelerate the retirement of current diesel taxis from city streets across the U.K., improving air quality. Taxis currently account for 16% of all vehicle nitrogen oxide emissions in Central London, according to TfL figures.