Electro-magnetic radiation is all around us, generated by electricity cables, radio and television signals, microwave ovens and mobile phones to name just a few. Like any product, all new vehicles have to meet strict regulations around radiation levels in order to be sold in Europe. The Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA) oversee these tests in the UK and our cab passed these with flying colours.
Because our drivers spend much of their working day in close proximity to the battery, LEVC considered it necessary to gain additional specialist accreditation. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) have developed stringent guidelines designed to protect against any adverse health effects as a result of frequent long-term exposure to electric and magnetic fields.
To further reassure our customers, extensive testing was carried out in an enclosure containing a ‘rolling road’, on which a vehicle is driven while radiation of different types is measured in more than 60 areas inside the vehicle. Drivers will be pleased to hear that the highest recorded reading was just 8.5% of the safe limit prescribed by the guidelines, recorded on the passenger compartment floor area, with the highest measurement inside the driver’s compartment recorded at just 2.6%.While electro-magnetic radiation poses no health risk to TX drivers, passengers or other road users, poor air quality has a significant impact – which is why we have developed eCity technology and made the transition to a zero emissions capable taxi.