The lithium-ion battery in TX has been extensively tested over millions of miles, in all conditions & environments, to ensure it never lets you down during the long working life of your taxi
Intelligent battery management
TX proactively helps prolong the life of the battery by keeping it at the optimum temperature when the taxi is in use or charging.
Severe ambient temperatures and extended periods under load can cause the battery cells to heat up, accelerating the aging process.
To combat this, the taxi features over 40 separate electronic control units which perform a variety of functions - including a cooling system dedicated to keeping the battery at exactly the right temperature.
Recharge without worry
The same on-board control units also help protect the battery by reducing the risk of damage through overcharging. For instance, if you left your taxi charging overnight and it's fully charged by 11pm, the on-board systems prevent the battery from taking in more electricity than it needs.
During development we simulated charging the battery with different usage profiles to ensure that it always met the design objectives, regardless of how the taxi is recharged. Whether recharged slowly overnight or quickly using a rapid charger, in all cases the power available remained consistent, with no decline in performance.
In our most extreme tests, simulating heavy loads at high ambient temperatures, the battery was rapidly charged and depleted 9,000 times (which, if you imagine one full rapid charge per day, equates to more than 15 years of typical usage). Our results show no decrease in battery performance after this test, and a maximum capacity loss of only 25% - the equivalent to around 15 miles of real-world driving (this should also be considered in the context of a rapidly developing on-street charging infrastructure).
World class suppliers for a world class taxi
As part of a multinational group, we have privileged access to the world’s biggest and best automotive suppliers with the latest technology.
Our batteries are supplied by LG Chem, the world’s leading manufacturer of electric vehicle batteries, globally recognised for their performance and quality.
Instant torque for a smooth, consistent drive
There’s no lag, no revving-up or shifting gears – just instant torque the moment you put down the pedal.
The performance delivered is always consistent and is not linked to the state of battery charge or petrol range extender operation - so you always have smooth, effortless acceleration even when fully loaded.
Durable & damage-resistant
A resilient metal casing around the battery protects it from being damaged by debris and impacts.
The cells of the battery are also arranged in three different strings, meaning that TX can continue to function even in the unlikely event of battery damage.
Safe & secure
Without specialised equipment and a vehicle lift, removal of the battery in the electric taxi is virtually impossible.
Richie Sibal, Chief Engineer for Electrical Systems explains how the batteries in TX are protected against potential theft.
Peace of mind
Your drive battery is protected by a comprehensive 5 years, unlimited mileage warranty.
To provide even greater peace of mind, TX is available to purchase on Personal Contract Purchase (PCP). This allows you to set an affordable monthly payment for up to five years, and gives you the option of returning the taxi to us at the end of the term, taking absolutely no risk around the health of the battery or the residual value of the taxi.
Read about the market-leading charging capability of TX, the most effective ways to recharge your taxi & how to utilise the UK charging infrastructure.
Compare running costs
By maximising the range offered driving on battery electrical energy drivers of our previous taxi can achieve a typical fuel saving of approx. £110/week. Compare the running costs of TX against those of your current taxi.