• The electric Mercedes Vito E-Taxi to hit London streets

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    London might soon do away with those iconic black gas-guzzling taxis and use electric taxis instead. The Mercedes Vito E-Taxi juiced by electricity might be what Londoners commute in. The vehicle is designed to go up to 120 kilometers on charging it up for just six hours. This tweaked Mercedes Vito uses a 70kW 300Nm Zytek electric drivetrain and can pack in around six people. To make space for the lithium-ion battery pack underneath, the car has been converted to a front wheel drive. Its steerable axle enables a 25 ft (7.6 m) turning circle allowing cabbies to maneuver their cabs easily in gridlocked London streets.

    This sure will help turn the streets of London a shade greener enabling cab users to travel without stamping a carbon footprint. Besides this, cab drivers will also benefit a whole lot taken that gasoline prizes are forever increasing with electricity as a much cleaner and cheaper option.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on April 1, 2010