With a maximum range of over 400 miles, the new taxi can already cover distances impossible for previous generations of electric vehicles. Following certain practices while driving, however, will allow you to achieve the greatest possible distance in exchange for the lowest energy expenditure. In the long term, this will also enable you to reduce the effect of ageing on the engine’s battery.
The most obvious way to minimise battery usage is by making use of the taxi’s three driving modes – Smart, Pure EV, and Save – which work in the following ways:
To further maximise the range offered by driving in pure EV mode, the TX utilises regenerative coasting and braking. When the driver takes their foot from the accelerator or presses the brake pedal, stored kinetic energy is redirected back to the engine. The level of regeneration, furthermore, can be altered to suit your personal preferences.