Dynamo Taxi is based on Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV and costs £55,495 before the Government's plug-in car grant
23 October 2019

A pure-electric black cab has been launched, rivalling the plug-in hybrid LEVC TX and offering up to 187 miles of range.

The Dynamo Taxi, produced by new cab maker Dynamo, is the first fully electric taxi since the 1897 Bersey Taxi.

The vehicle is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV, which Dynamo buys from the maker and modifies. Dynamo has added wheelchair accessibility and rekitted the model’s interior to meet strict London taxi regulations. 

Other changes include incorporating contactless payment into the Evalia's infotainment system. There's also an enlarged glass roof and heated seats, while Dynamo claims the seating has been overhauled to better cater for passengers.

The cab has the same drivetrain as the standard e-NV200, producing a range of up to 187 miles. Recharging it from empty to 80% takes between 40 minutes and an hour on a 46kW rapid charge.

The reworked Nissan also benefits from a significantly tighter turning circle to help drivers navigate London’s streets.

Dynamo aims to produce at least 500 taxis next year, with a minimum of 1500 targeted for 2021. Although the taxi was launched in London, Dynamo hopes it will be adopted across the UK.

Dynamo CEO Brendan O’Toole said: “The UK’s new car market is experiencing an electric revolution, with record numbers of fully electric vehicle registrations taking place each year. Electric vehicle technology is now a viable alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles, and it’s imperative the UK’s taxi market changes with the times.

“The Dynamo Taxi is the UK’s first Transport for London-approved fully electric taxi and is designed with both drivers and passengers in mind. With a low starting price, and a reliable vehicle architecture in the Nissan e-NV200, we are offering a truly unique solution to the tens of thousands of taxi drivers in London and cities across the UK.”

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23 October 2019

I'm guessing the thing sticking out the side is the wheelchair ramp? Could they not have integrated it better so that it's hidden when not in use.

23 October 2019
owenmahamilton wrote:

I'm guessing the thing sticking out the side is the wheelchair ramp? Could they not have integrated it better so that it's hidden when not in use.

 

CLEARLY not...guess you know their business better than they do...you must be wonderful...

23 October 2019
owenmahamilton wrote:

I'm guessing the thing sticking out the side is the wheelchair ramp? Could they not have integrated it better so that it's hidden when not in use.

It's not a wheelchair ramp.  It's a foldable/extendable step.  One each side.  The wheelchair ramp is a fold-up that is stowed in the back.

23 October 2019

This Nissan & the Merc Van they use just don't look like a proper black cab, do they mate?? This looks like som'fing that that cowson Uber uses dunnit. Not a proper London black cab, is it??? Know what I mean Gov'ner?

23 October 2019

LEVC being worried much, their TX is purpose built, not a conversion, and offers 80 mile pure electric or 370 using the range entender, and its roughly the same price, and it looks like a traditional London Taxi, not a black van.  

23 October 2019
Citytiger wrote:

LEVC being worried much, their TX is purpose built, not a conversion, and offers 80 mile pure electric or 370 using the range entender, and its roughly the same price, and it looks like a traditional London Taxi, not a black van.  

 

On a miserable windswept night, in any village, town or city centre, do you imagine that a customer will wave this by, in the hope and expectation that one of your preferences will happen along?. Would you?.

 

Also check the list prices with more of an eye to detail and you will find the significant price advantage of this vehicle.

23 October 2019
Takeitslowly wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

LEVC being worried much, their TX is purpose built, not a conversion, and offers 80 mile pure electric or 370 using the range entender, and its roughly the same price, and it looks like a traditional London Taxi, not a black van.  

 

On a miserable windswept night, in any village, town or city centre, do you imagine that a customer will wave this by, in the hope and expectation that one of your preferences will happen along?. Would you?.

 

Also check the list prices with more of an eye to detail and you will find the significant price advantage of this vehicle.

Most Nissan servicing outfits being able to look after it would be a big help, I'd imagine, too.

23 October 2019
Takeitslowly wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

LEVC being worried much, their TX is purpose built, not a conversion, and offers 80 mile pure electric or 370 using the range entender, and its roughly the same price, and it looks like a traditional London Taxi, not a black van.  

 

On a miserable windswept night, in any village, town or city centre, do you imagine that a customer will wave this by, in the hope and expectation that one of your preferences will happen along?. Would you?.

 

Also check the list prices with more of an eye to detail and you will find the significant price advantage of this vehicle.

I see you're back again.

23 October 2019
Takeitslowly wrote:

Citytiger wrote:

LEVC being worried much, their TX is purpose built, not a conversion, and offers 80 mile pure electric or 370 using the range entender, and its roughly the same price, and it looks like a traditional London Taxi, not a black van.  

 

On a miserable windswept night, in any village, town or city centre, do you imagine that a customer will wave this by, in the hope and expectation that one of your preferences will happen along?. Would you?.

 

Also check the list prices with more of an eye to detail and you will find the significant price advantage of this vehicle.

Check them yourself..  the TX starts at £53k for the base ICON model and goes to £59k for the top spec Vista Comfort plus,  OTR before any Govt grants..  This Nissan is £55k before grants. You were saying..  

23 October 2019
Might as well get a Model X with more than twice the range.

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