Metrocab and Comcab team up to offer zero-fare, zero-emission journeys
To mark the partnership, Metrocab has commissioned a short film to record passengers’ reactions to the new zero-emissions-capable taxi. The short promotional feature will be filmed in central London this week, with passengers that are willing to take part being given their journey free of charge.
“We’re very proud to be partnering with Metrocab on this pilot fleet of these superb Range-Extended Electric taxis,” commented Karl Maresch of ComCab. “It could revolutionise our business, with the cost savings being very significant. I’m really looking forward to seeing the short film, and finding out what our passengers think of the all-new Metrocab. Zero-emissions and zero fares – what an offer!”
“We have been developing the new Metrocab for 10 years now, with over a million miles of powertrain testing completed,” added Gordon Dixon, regional operations director for Metrocab.
“I’m so proud that it has been licensed by Transport for London to operate on a trial basis as a London Hackney Carriage. With its cost savings for the drivers, smooth air-suspended ride and unrivalled panoramic glass roof views of the city for passengers and its zero-emissions capability benefitting the environment, truly every body wins.”
The Metrocab has been shortlisted for the London Transport Awards 2015 in the Taxi & Private Hire Innovator of the Year category, with the winners being announced in March.