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New EV Taxi Charges onto London’s Streets

Ford GT maker lends expertise to new battery-powered cabs.

by on May.28, 2015

Metrocab is replacing the old traditional black cab in London with a new EV cab that meets the city's stringent pollution rules.

The old-fashioned black taxi cab that used to roam the streets of London is being re-born as an extended range electric vehicle dubbed the Metrocab, which is now slated to go into volume production next year with help from a Canadian company.

The Metrocab will be the only zero-emissions-capable black cab currently operating in London, according to Frazer-Nash Research Ltd. and Ecotive Ltd., the companies proposing to build the new cab, starting next year in Coventry, England, through a new partnership with Canadian manufacturing company, Multimatic.

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Multimatic is the Toronto-area company that Ford Motor Co. recently selected to build the new Ford GT because of its expertise in handling exotic materials, such as carbon fiber. (more…)