Pound for pound, Aluminium absorbs twice as much energy as mild-steel, effectively dissipating the forces experienced in a crash. We use hot-cured adhesive to bond our body structure together, a process more than twice as strong as welding that allows long, consistent contact across the entire joint. Similar technology has been used successfully in aerospace and sports cars for over 20 years. Is the panoramic roof safe? The panoramic roof creates a light and breezy atmosphere in the passenger compartment, and gives passengers a new perspective on the city.
The thick, laminated glass is similar to that used for the windscreen. It contains a special tinting layer that block 95% of emitted light energy entering the cabin, helping to keep the interior at a comfortable temperature. Due to its location, it is also far less susceptible to damage than a windscreen - and if the worse should happen it is far quicker and easier to replace than a traditional roof panel, minimising repair costs.
As well as its inaccessible location beneath the vehicle, the battery pack weighs almost 350kg. There are 35 different fixings, as well as the exhaust, high voltage wiring and cooling system, that would need to be disconnected before removal. Without specialised equipment and a vehicle lift, removal of the battery is virtually impossible.
All vehicles manufactured in the UK have to meet strict regulations around electromagnetic radiation levels in order to be sold around Europe. The Vehicle Certification Agency oversee these tests in the UK, and our cab passed these with flying colours. In addition, our battery technology has been used in other Geely group vehicles including Volvo Cars, with owners covering millions upon millions of miles.
Yes, at time of publish the Vision Track VT1000 has been approved by TfL for use in the TX Vista model taxi. LEVC are not involved in the approval process, however to facilitate fitment of aftermarket accessories - such as dash cams - TX comes with a dedicated wiring harness which is compatible with most versions.
One of the many advantages of electric propulsion is the removal of engine noise. However, we have become accustomed to using the sound of an engine as warning of an approaching vehicle; this is particularly true of vulnerable road users and service animals.
Noise generating systems that operate at different vehicle speeds, volumes or with differing types of sound are potentially confusing to other road users. It is also argued that such a noise could negate the noise pollution benefits of an electric vehicle.
To resolve some of these challenges, new legislation requiring a pedestrian warning sound, known as AVAS, came into force on 1st July 2019 for newly type-approved vehicles (i.e. the launch of an all-new vehicle). From 1st July 2021 the legislation extends to all newly registered vehicles. We are therefore developing an AVAS system in-line with this legislation and aim to introduce it at the earliest opportunity.
TX is already fitted with a sophisticated active safety system called Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB). This system monitors the road ahead using cameras and radar sensors and if a vulnerable road user is at risk, the vehicle will apply the brakes automatically to avoid a collision. A range of additional driver aids, such as parking sensors and a rear camera, are also available to help drivers take extra care when manoeuvring in busy congested areas.
Private Locking is a standard feature fitted to all TX taxis and it is there to help you protect your valuables when you are away from the taxi. The Private Locking function works a bit like the safe in your hotel room; simply enter a passcode to securely lock the boot compartment. Once activated, it is impossible to access the boot compartment, even if the vehicle key is present.
The function provides additional peace of mind when leaving valuable in the vehicle, particularly if it has been left in the care of the third party, such as at a car wash or car parking service.
For instructions on how to activate this feature please download our complimentary TX Operator App, or download our Private Locking user guide below.
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Download Operator App - Android
Download Operator App - IOS
If Private Locking has been activated and you have forgotten your passcode, please contact an LEVC dealer.
Very. Drivers’ safety is one of our priorities. That’s why we have designed a resistant partition screen for the purposes of improving the safety of drivers and reducing threat of attack from passengers. At the same time, it remains as unobtrusive as possible, so both driver and passengers can have their own private space.
The AEB is an active safety feature designed to protect drivers and other road users; it has been proven to help improve road safety and reduce accident rates - which will further reduce insurance costs. For these reasons it can't be turned off. Drivers can however adjust the volume of the audio warning. For instructions on how to do this, refer to our free TX Operator App, which can be downloaded here:
Working on busy streets for long hours means taxi drivers are one of the most at-risk groups for exposure to poor air-quality and the resulting long-term health impacts. While cities move towards more sustainable transport, helped by TX’s eCity electric drivetrain, today’s drivers spend much of their day behind the tailpipe of the car ahead.
The cabin air filter fitted to TX features an extra-large surface area, ensuring excellent airflow while capturing pollen, fine particles and impurities to prevent contaminants from entering the vehicle’s interior. The electronic air pollution sensor even monitors the quality of the air flowing to the interior vents and automatically closes the intake if high levels of pollution are detected; protecting you and your passengers from the harmful effects of Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Oxide and ground level Ozone, so you can breathe-easy.
When air pollution is detected and all doors and windows are closed, the exterior intake is closed and the ‘Cleanzone’ indicator on the touchscreen changes from white to blue. Re-circulation turns off automatically after 20 minutes to prevent Carbon Dioxide build up inside the cabin.
Your tyres are your vehicle’s only contact with the road and they play an important role in ensuring you stay safe on the roads during the more severe winter months.
Different tyres offer a different balance of characteristics (dry grip, wet grip, cold weather grip, wear rate, noise, fuel efficiency).
LEVC recommends the following winter tyres for use on VN5 and TX models. These tyres have been developed by our approved tyre partners and tested to ensure an optimum balance of performance characteristics across our specific applications.
The tyres are widely available from tyre distributors across all markets.