LEVC’s TX eCity Taxis Will Cruise The Streets Of Paris Starting Next Year

London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) has announced it will launch the TX eCity in Paris, France, in 2019.

The exact date will be announced at a later time, after the negotiations between LEVC and the favored importer conclude, but it’s scheduled for the first half of next year.

Nonetheless, that’s expected to be mere routine, as the TX eCity has already been approved by local authorities to be used throughout the city as a working taxi. The vehicle is expected to contribute to Paris’ air quality, which will join other European cities such as Amsterdam, Berlin, Hamburg and Oslo with green taxis on their streets.

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“Given the air pollution difficulties facing French cities, we are very much looking forward to giving both drivers and passengers new options in Paris following a very positive reception on the streets”, said LEVC’s CEO, Chris Gubbey. “This truly bolsters out European position and we look forward to serving the cities of France, alongside those in Norway, the Netherlands and Germany.

The TX eCity has an electric motor rated at 150 PS (148 hp / 110 kW) and 255 Nm (188 lb-ft) of torque. It’s powered by a 31 kWh Li-Ion battery, which allows it to travel for up to 128 km (80 miles) on electricity alone.

Acting as a range extender is a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which is connected to the battery and contributes to an overall range of up to 643 km (400 miles).

In the United Kingdom, the base TX eCity starts from £55,599 ($73,062/€63,608), with the plug-in taxi grant, which is a steep price for a cab. In its defense, though, it does come with a 9-inch infotainment system, Wi-Fi connectivity, panoramic glass roof, intercom and a host of driving assistance systems, including autonomous emergency braking.

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  • Bash

    I think that it cool.
    Always loved it.

  • Sébastien

    Can’t have enough EVs soon enough in Paris…
    I’m just finding that range extender is a bad idea, and that black color a bit too sad/dark

    • This won’t replace any loud diesel cars, will just be an other hybrid/EV option for taxis.

      • Sébastien

        Well it might replace some more and those vans used as taxi,
        how many ppl do you fit inside?

    • Pretty sure you can ask them to paint it other than black.

    • Bash

      Come again?
      “and that black color a bit too sad/dark”
      we cant talk anymore.. lol

  • I’D LOVE TO SEE THESE IN NYC.

    • I remember that there were plan to bring LEVC cars to US, not sure about it now.

      • Bash

        I remember reading about that as well. Not sure about it now as well.

      • THAT WOULD BE COOL.

  • I’m really not a fan of this idea. Black cabs should stay in the UK, They can sell as much of them in Paris, if they make design changes, doesn’t have to be big, make an other color, change the head and back lights, grille… Like PSA, Fiat, Opel, Fiat… did so many times. For me it’s like putting Big Ben in Paris.

  • The newer TX looks so cool, try it once and I love it more than older black cabs.

  • Finkployd

    Interior has a vague volvo flavor for some reason

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