eCity technology gives you the flexibility to continue operating even when your battery is low and can help you achieve a typical fuel saving of £100 per week
TX presents all the cost saving advantages that come with an electric vehicle but avoids the range-anxiety of vehicles powered solely by an electric battery thanks to the range extender.
Drive all day with a total range of 377 miles
You'll always be able to collect that extra fare thanks to the petrol range extender which gives you the flexibility to travel 377 miles before needing to plug-in - meaning you stop when you want to, not when you need to.
How does it work? When the battery gets low, the economic range extender kicks in and acts as a generator for the battery. This gives the electric motor extra energy to allow the taxi to continue driving.
Three intuitive driving modes work together seamlessly, making it easier to drive more efficiently
Smart mode is the recommended and easiest option for most situations. It switches automatically between using the lithium-ion battery and the petrol-powered range extender.
In this mode the taxi will start the engine when necessary for the current operating environment. The engine will also start when the battery is reduced to a low charge level.
Pure EV mode disables the range extender, using only electric power.
Naturally this consumes no petrol and produces no emissions – a very effective option for inner-city driving.
If your battery becomes depleted, an indicator will advise you to select a different driving mode. This mode is only available when the battery has sufficient charge.
Save mode runs the range extender to conserve the battery charge for later use.
This can prove especially useful for drivers who commute to work using fast roads, as it allows them to save the battery energy for when they're operating in a low emission zone.
Typical fuel saving of £100 per week
Electricity as a fuel is significantly cheaper than diesel or petrol, which means driving the new TX is kinder to the environment and your wallet.
By maximising the range offered driving on battery electrical energy, drivers of our previous model could achieve a typical fuel saving of approximately £100 per week, which equates to a total fuel cost saving of approximately £24,000 over a 5-year period.
See what savings you could make using our interactive running cost comparison tool.
Reduced servicing & maintenance - so you save even more
TX helps you maximise business potential by minimising time off the road needed for scheduled servicing.
The electric motor works in tandem with the petrol range extender to significantly reduce the amount of wear on both parts of the drivetrain; effectively each element is doing half the work of driving the taxi.
This allows us to offer service intervals of 25,000 miles - market leading for a commercial EV - which means drivers of our previous model can expect to spend approximately half as much on servicing.
What's more, anyone who orders a TX before 31st March 2018 will receive three years or 100K miles servicing for FREE!
Regenerative braking - giving you free energy
To further maximise the range offered by driving on electric power, the TX utilises regenerative coasting and braking. Each time you take your foot off the accelerator or press the brake pedal, kinetic energy - which would otherwise be wasted - is redirected back to the engine and used to charge the battery. This regenerative effect can be increased and decreased using the gear selector to suit your personal preferences.
A cleaner, greener taxi
TX meets increasingly demanding legislation aimed at reducing pollution and improving air quality in cities, as well as appealing to the general public thanks to its environmentally-friendly credentials - meaning together, we're helping to improve the air quality for everyone in cities.
The electric taxi enables you to continue working in cities under tighter regulations, qualify for national or local subsidies and in turn benefit from fuel savings, tax discounts and other local incentives, such as use of bus lanes or free parking.
New TX available from £177 per week* including
3 years, 120k miles full vehicle warranty
5 years unlimited mileage battery warranty
3 years, 100k miles free servicing**
3 years RAC roadside assistance**
Compare running costs
By maximising the range offered driving on battery electrical energy drivers of our previous model could achieve a typical fuel saving of approx. £100/week. Compare the running costs of TX against those of your current taxi.
Advanced drive battery
Tested over a million miles & back up by an industry-leading warranty, the lithium-ion drive battery in TX has been built to last the life of the taxi.
Terms & Conditions
*Business users only. Finance offer available on Personal Contract Purchase 6.9% APR Representative; figures based on TX VISTA at £55,599 OTR with a customer deposit of £3,250 followed by 60 monthly payments of £764.46 (equivalent weekly payments of £176.41) plus an optional final payment of £18,880 (plus an option to purchase fee of £10). Based upon an annual contracted mileage of 30,000 (150,000 miles over term). All prices inclusive of VAT. £0 deposits may be available and can be paid on collection; the above is an example deposit based on the finance illustration. Two, three or four year plans are also available. Other models are available. 3 years 120,000 miles comprehensive vehicle / 5 years unlimited mileage drive battery warranties included. You have the option at the end of the agreement to return the vehicle to Black Horse Taxi Finance and not pay the Final Payment. If the vehicle has exceeded the allowed mileage a charge per excess mile will apply. In this example, 6p + VAT per excess mile. If the vehicle is in good condition and has not exceeded the allowed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Finance is provided by Black Horse Taxi Finance a trading style of Black Horse Ltd, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff CF10 5BH. Excludes Meter, credit card equipment and any local authority fees. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. OTR figure is net of OLEV Plug in Taxi Grant which is up to £7,500 and is subject to European Whole Vehicle Type Approval and European Commission state aid notification. **All prices and promotions are valid for vehicles ordered before 31st March 2018.