LEVC celebrates a huge sustainability milestone in London, UK

  • LEVC’s electric TX taxi celebrates sustainability milestone as its prevented 200,000+ tonnes of CO2 emissions since 2018.
  • The iconic black TX is now London’s most common cab, with over 700 million miles traveled globally.
  • LEVC is transitioning to a zero-carbon mobility tech company, reflecting a trend in sustainable transportation.

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) celebrates a huge sustainability milestone as their electric taxis take hold

LEVC is celebrating a significant environmental achievement with its electric TX taxi. Since hitting the roads in 2018, the TX has stopped over 200,000 tonnes of harmful CO2 from entering the atmosphere. That’s equivalent to emissions from 111,000 flights from London to Sydney. Or, to visualise the amount, see the image below.

The iconic black TX taxis, recognized globally, have collectively covered an incredible 700 million miles. This underscores LEVC’s commitment to enhancing air quality in cities. That aligns with its recent announcement of expanding beyond TX manufacturing to become a leading zero-carbon mobility technology company.

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In bustling London, the TX has surpassed its diesel-powered predecessor, TX4. It’s become the most common black cab with over 7,500 units navigating the city’s streets. 

Alex Nan, CEO of LEVC, commented: 

“This remarkable achievement demonstrates the success of our electric TX since it launched in 2018, and highlights the positive contribution it is making to the air quality of our cities.  

LEVC is incredibly proud to support the taxi trade, as it transitions to a clean, safe and accessible mobility future. The business is committed to creating more sustainable cities through innovative and accessible mobility solutions, as part of our new strategic direction to become a zero carbon mobility technology company.” 

As LEVC shifts gears towards a zero-carbon mobility technology company, it reflects the broader trend in sustainable transportation. The company’s strategic direction aligns with the global push for innovative and accessible mobility solutions, contributing to the creation of more sustainable cities.

With a manufacturing plant in Ansty, Coventry, LEVC has invested over £500 million in advancing EV production. As the TX hits the streets of more than 20 countries, it marks a milestone for LEVC. It also coincides with the 200th anniversary of the first licensed Hackney carriage in London and the 75th anniversary of the iconic ‘black cab.’

The achievement of preventing 200,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions marks a momentous step towards greener city centres. Decarbonising urban mobility and improving the air quality, and quality of life by extension, in city centres is an important step in global decarbonisation. The success of the electric taxi rollout only proves how instrumental one change in a city centre can be.

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