First London Customers Review All-New Metrocab – Video

APR 17 2015 BY MARK KANE 5

Metrocabs in London

Metrocabs in London

A pilot fleet of Metrocab plug-in hybrid taxis developed by Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and Ecotive Ltd has been tested in London since November 2014.

Developers just released video showing first customer reactions, which seem very positive.

Metrocab chairman, Sir Charles Masefield, said:

“This is the first purpose-built Range-Extended Electric taxi to be licensed in any metropolitan area in the world and we are thrilled with our customers’ reactions to it, as shown in the film. It’s comfortable, quiet, spacious, has a panoramic glass roof affording unrivalled views of our great city, day or night, and our drivers love it too. I am delighted with the pilot fleet’s success, it allows us to gather invaluable operational, customer and driver data before committing the vehicle to volume production.”

Metrocab Specifications

Metrocab Specifications

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5 Comments on "First London Customers Review All-New Metrocab – Video"

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Brilliant… can’t wait to try one (on my next visit)

I love the Brits 🙂

Thanks for the love George!
I live in London and keep my eyes peeled for EVs, and I must admit I haven’t seen one of these yet. I read a story ages ago that they were supposed to go on general sale to black cab drivers this summer.

Somewhat ironic that it was hard to hear the interviews due to all the engine noise in the background.

Seems kind of a bummer they didn’t add fast charging. Those 12kWh won’t be enough for a whole day, so topping up during lunch break would have been ideal to cut down on emissions and fuel cost, but with 3kW charging, that won’t happen. An improvement over the other cabs of course, but also a bit of a missed opportunity.