Frazer-Nash Research Ltd and Ecotive Ltd, the makers of the all-new Metrocab, confirmed that the Metrocab is now operating, in association with ComCab, with a small fleet on a trial basis in London.
To mark the partnership, Metrocab has commissioned a short film to record passengers’ reactions to the new zero-emissions-capable taxi. The short promotional feature will be filmed in central London this week, with passengers that are willing to take part being given their journey free of charge.
Karl Maresch from ComCab said: “We’re very proud to be partnering with Metrocab on this pilot fleet of these superb Range-Extended Electric taxis. It could revolutionise our business, with the cost savings being very significant. I’m really looking forward to seeing the short film, and finding out what our passengers think of the all-new Metrocab. Zero-emissions and zero fares – what an offer!”
Gordon Dixon, Regional Operations Director for Metrocab, said: “We have been developing the new Metrocab for 10 years now, with over a million miles of powertrain testing completed. I’m so proud that it has been licensed by Transport for London to operate on a trial basis as a London Hackney Carriage. With its cost savings for the drivers, smooth air-suspended ride and unrivalled panoramic glass roof views of the city for passengers and its zero-emissions capability benefitting the environment, truly every body wins.”
The Metrocab has been shortlisted for the London Transport Awards 2015 in the Taxi & Private Hire Innovator of the Year category, with the winners being announced in March.