Volkswagen EV Taxi – Zero Emissions London Black Cab
The London Black Cab is one of the main landmarks of the British capital. It is just as famous as the red phone booths and the double-decker. It looks like Volkswagen wanted to reveal their own version of the London Black Cab.
London is famous world wide for their well-known green tax in the center of the city, and rumor has it that the tax fee may become even bigger. But Volkswagen offers the ideal solution to reduce the CO2 emissions in London’s down-town, with a zero emissions taxi. The new taxi is based on the coming Volkswagen Up! electric.
The car is fitted an electric motor capable of developing 115 HP and is powered by a set of Li-Ion batteries. The posted top speed is of 75 mph and a range of 190 miles. Volkswagen official said that the batteries can be 80% recharged in about one hour.
In order to be a 100% cab, the Germans have modified Up!s interior for accommodating tow adults and their luggages. The interior is simplistic, and the main controls are actioned via a touchscreen in the right of the driver, and the passengers also benefit from a touchscreen showing them various infos.