London Electric Running On The Goodwood Hill Climb This Week

Following an extensive testing program that has seen prototypes cover a combined 1 million miles (1.6 million km), London Taxi Company (LTC) will debut their new electric taxi at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The vehicle will tackle the famous Hill Climb in front of an estimated audience of some 200,000 visitors, in a class that showcases the latest prototypes and concept cars from automakers around the world.

Grabbing the wheel in the new electric cab will be 17-year old Katie Milner, who is known for being the fastest woman in the Ginetta championship. Her run will mark the world dynamic debut of the vehicle, the first taxi ever on the Goodwood Hill Climb, and the youngest female driver to take part in the event.

Besides putting it through its paces, LTC will also have it on display, at the FoS Michelin Supercar Paddock, where it will share the same space with some of the hottest vehicles on the planet.

Designed to meet the requirements of drivers and climates of cities around the world, the London electric taxi, which will go on sale later this year, uses an electric motor that is backed up by a range extender.

Photo Credits: CarPix for CarScoops and The London Taxi Company


  • Bash

    interesting that its being designed and tested meet the requirements of drivers and climates of cities around the world, yet its being used only in UK. I respect that.

    • fabri99

      I noticed the same thing. My bet is that they are expecting to sell these in India as well (current gen. london cabs are quite common there).

      • Bash

        That is probably right, thanks man

      • Matt

        I think it’s more to do with the fact that regardless of where the vehicle will be sold, it needs to be able to operate reliabably in all extremes.

        For example, by doing durability testing in Death Valley, it ensures that features like the air conditioning will work fine even during a London heat wave.

        • fabri99

          “heat wave”… I’ve been to London during a heat wave, and trust me, it is no heat wave. Anyway, I get your point, it is very likely that.

  • Benjamin B.

    It’s faster than the normally diesel-powered appliances most of them are. The London taxicab isn’t known for speed.

2020 Volkswagen Golf Mk8, Here’s (Likely) The First Official Picture

The official unveiling of the all-new 2020 VW Golf will take place Thursday evening on October 24.

Skoda CEO Tells Employees Not To Worry About Potential Move Downmarket

VW reportedly wants Skoda to play in the market segment of cars costing between €10,000 and €20,000.

Huawei To Use 5G To Develop Advanced Self-Driving Car Radars

Huawei is looking to increase its presence in the autonomous technology industry.

VW Will Let You Test Drive A Touareg For Two Days In The UK

UK pricing for VW’s flagship SUV kicks off from £49,135 in SEL trim with a V6 diesel.

China-Bound Skoda Kamiq GT Joins The Crossover Coupe Party

The Kamiq GT will be officially launched on November 4 and is limited to the Chinese car market.

Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition Drops The Curtain On Legendary Engine

Subaru will build 555 units of the WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, and all are destined for the domestic market.

Levorg Pre-Production Prototype Shows Subaru’s Next-Gen Mid-Size Wagon

The new Levorg will launch in Japan in Q2 2020 with a new boxer engine and a comprehensive safety gear suite.

Mitsubishi Super Height K-Wagon Concept Previews Roomy Kei Car For Japan

Mitsubishi claims its latest kei car features the largest rear door opening and back seat legroom in its class.

2020 Alpina B3 Sedan Takes A Swing At The Upcoming BMW M3

Alpina’s 3-Series-based sports saloon boasts 455 HP, hits 62 mph in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 188 mph.

Mitsubishi MI-Tech Concept Packs Augmented Reality Windshield, Sophisticated PHEV Drivetrain

The MI-Tech Concept’s plug-in hybrid system features a gas turbine engine-generator and electric motors in all four wheels.