From 2020 all new private hire vehicles in London must be 'zero emission capable' (Image: eConnect Cars)

eConnect Cars taxi firm launches crowdfunding campaign

London based, zero-emissions taxi firm eConnect Cars, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance the next phase of its growth ahead of the introduction of the Ultra-Low Emission Zone in London. From January 2020, as part of London’s forthcoming Ultra-Low Emission Zone, all private hire cars (taxis) less than 18 months old must be zero

Nissan passes electric taxi milestone

Nissan is heading the electric vehicle revolution with more than 550 electric taxis now on the road in Europe. During 2015 alone, over 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe and growth of the electric taxi market looks set to continue, as its popularity has started to take hold in Eastern Europe.

Electric cars charging in Central Milton Keynes

‘Electric taxis’ could now join the electric buses in Milton Keynes

DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced Milton Keynes will receive government funding of £1,875,000 towards installing a network of 50 rapid charge units for electric vehicles, capable of fully charging a vehicle in 30 minutes or less. [From January 2014] The faster speed of charging opens up electric vehicle charging as a possibility for

Nissan e-NV200 Black Taxi Cab for London (Image: Nissan)

First London Customers Review All-New Metrocab – Video

A pilot fleet of Metrocab plug-in hybrid taxis developed by Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and Ecotive Ltd has been tested in London since November 2014. Developers just released video showing first customer reactions, which seem very positive. Metrocab chairman, Sir Charles Masefield, said: “This is the first purpose-built Range-Extended Electric taxi to be licensed in any