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 petrol 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.
Regenerative braking - giving you free energy
To further maximise the range offered by driving on electrical power, 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 recharge the drive battery. This regenerative effect can be increased and decreased using the gear selector to suit your personal preferences. It also increases efficiency and reduces wear on braking components.
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.
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.