Australian commuters can now hail the iconic “black cab”!
Our Cousins Down Under will now be able to hail an iconic black
The cabs are already causing a stir, with drivers, passengers and the media clamouring for more information. Chief Executive of The London Electric Vehicle Company (Aust.) Limited, Sole Australian and NZ Distributor of London Taxi products, Evan Simeon said: “The response has been phenomenal. We couldn’t have asked for a better welcome.One
“We’ve had a lot of positive interest from ex-pats, both prospective customers and drivers; what has been especially gratifying are the offers from ex-pat London Taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.”
With the additional Australian order for 200 new vehicles Evan has confirmed that the State of
“When you have a look at the majority of current existing taxis, they are converted sedans which were not built to be cabs and therefore they are simply not fit for the purpose.The beauty of the London Taxi TX4 is that it is the only global vehicle built to be as a cab, so we anticipate that they will be a lot of demand for it across Australia.”, Evan added.
The TX4s will be kitted out with feedback books for drivers, whilst passengers will be encouraged to visit a dedicated website to give the Sole Distributor and the Perth Department of Transport their comments and views on the cab. This feedback will be used for any possible engineering changes to suit Australian conditions and customer requests ahead of a full Australia-wide rollout.
Commenting on this latest export sales success story, International Sales Director, Matthew Cheyne said: “This is an exciting new market for us and it’s just the beginning. We will continue to work closely with Evan to deliver the London Taxi, and the London Taxi Service successfully into
“We will continue to support him as it is integral to the entire proposition – a TX4 is nothing without a professional driver behind the wheel. Together they provide an iconic service, and that’s exactly what we sell worldwide. It’s wonderful news that yet another country recognises just how great this package is.”
The London Electric Vehicle Company also support all of their export market franchises with full after-sales,
genuine parts and warranty assistance, ensuring vehicles are properly managed and well maintained.
Western Australian Government Transport Minister Troy Buswell said the trial was part of his Taxi Action Plan which aimed to improve the security, standards and availability of
and that the purpose-built taxis were designed and manufactured specifically to improve safety, comfort and accessibility.
This latest deal follows a suite of export sales orders for the Coventry-based International team. Matthew added, “Sales have never been so good. We’re currently manufacturing vehicles for