Dynamo Motor Company has confirmed it will continue to build the Dynamo Taxi, the world’s first fully-electric black cab. The company, which was founded in 2018, has delivered over 170 electric Dynamo Taxis since production.
These zero-emissions cabs are currently used in all major cities including London, Nottingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Coventry and Manchester. They’re based on a Nissan e-NV200 Evalia multi-person vehicle (MPV) and converted by the Coventry-based specialist.
Dynamo Motor Company is committing to UK jobs, growth and the future of all-electric taxi and van conversions. The brand has announced its next expansion phase, where it plans to recruit an extra 275 people, bringing the team to 300 in the UK.
The company plans to convert up to 10,000 taxis and commercial/privately owned vehicles per year in 2026. Through its Seedrs campaign Dynamo Motor Company plans to raise £2 million, of which it has received over £1.5 million in one week, for its growth strategy.
Committing an additional £500,000 to its £1 million investment, Gluon Mobility Ventures has joined forces with Dynamo Motor Company. This will see them work with Gluon and its partner Zev Hub, with whom it will be looking to improve wheelchair accessibility across London and the Iberian Peninsula.
The expansion will see Dynamo Motor Company’s all-electric black cab production increase and diversification into other mobility sectors that require wheelchair accessibility. It will also add last-mile delivery vans to its zero-emission line-up.
With more and more towns and cities around the country becoming zero-emission zones, including London, Oxford and Birmingham, the need for electric taxis, buses and last-mile delivery vehicles, is going to be huge. This is going to be a big growth area in the electric vehicle industry in the coming years.
Brendan O’Toole, Dynamo Motor Company founder, said: “We’re on a mission to change the way people move around the UK, especially in built-up areas like cities where pollution is a problem. In 2019, exactly 100 years since the first new post-war taxi was launched, we introduced the world’s first zero-emission black cab, Dynamo Taxi.
“Today, we have big plans to scale up our commitment to all-electric mobility conversions including an updated Black Cab, professionally and privately owned wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions.
“And to add further diversification we will launch a van with a higher roof conversion that increases volume capacity that is designed to offer couriers another option to help tackle the last-mile deliveries in all major cities.
“Our fundraiser will assist in our mission to further our commitment to UK jobs and working with suppliers to increase their growth and further introduce all-electric mobility solutions.”