• London’s Black cabs to go Green!

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    The iconic black cabs of London are soon going to get a green makeover. Automobile giant Mercedes is going to launch an electric version of those called the Mercedes Electric eVito Taxi. This is a specialist taxi design intended to enhance fuel efficiency and curb carbon emissions from London’s taxi fleet. the new electric version of the vehicle uses Lithium-ion batteries to provide a 120-mile range on a single charge, while delivering performance metrics similar to a standard taxi. The eVito uses the same Mercedes body and patented rear-wheel steering system as its diesel powered equivalent, which enables it to complete the 25-foot minimum turning circle that is compulsory for London cabs.

    [businessgreen] and [thisislondon]

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on February 10, 2010