London Taxi Company selects Chargemaster for home charging units
The London Taxi Company has appointed Chargemaster as its preferred supplier for home charging units as it pushes ahead with plans to only produce range-extended electric taxis for the UK.
On sale later this year and providing a replacement to the familiar TX4, the new range-extended model has been developed at a cost of £325m, which also includes the development of a zero-emission light commercial vehicle, and uses Volvo Cars electric powertrain system technologies and components comprising a new EV lightweight platform. Produced at LTC’s new manufacturing facility in Ansty, West Midlands for global sale, the range-extended taxi will also be able to seat six passengers and offer front-facing wheelchair access.
The new agreement confirms Chargemaster as the preferred supplier for home charging units for these vehicles.
Richard Turnbull, head of infrastructure at LTC, said: “The new taxi is currently undergoing the most comprehensive product quality testing programme in our 98-year history, and we’re keen to ensure that our all partners meet a similar quality standard.”