22 Mar '17, 1pm

London Taxi Company opens new plant to build new electric black taxi

London Taxi Company opens new plant to build new electric black taxi

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has officially opened its new vehicle plant in Ansty, Coventry to produce its new range-extended electric black taxi, which will go on sale later this year. LTC , a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geely, has invested more than £300 million in the new site and the next-generation London taxi, which will be produced at the plant and exported around the world. The investment and expansion of LTC has created more than 1,000 new jobs, including 200 engineers and 30 apprenticeships. The site has the capacity to build more than 20,000 vehicles per year – vehicles designed for, and dedicated to one task: to be the best ultra-low emission commercial vehicles in the world. The taxi vehicle is using proven Volvo Car electric powertrain system technologies and components comprising a new EV light weight platform, while retaining the iconic design heritage reco...

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