Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Electric taxi for EcoCity

Date: Monday 08 Feb 2010
LONDON (ShareCast) - Eco City Vehicles has launched a prototype, all electric version of its Mercedes-built Vito black taxi. Called the eVito, the new eco-friendly cab was co-developed and is distributed exclusively by the Eco City. The electric taxi is powered by Zytek's 70kW electric powertrain and expected to exceed a total range of 120 miles on a single charge. With zero emissions, it is also expected to be fully compliant with the Mayor of London's proposed new clean air standards for London taxis, due to be introduced in time for the London Olympics. "The eVito is the first all-electric wheelchair accessible taxi with a 25-foot turning circle to be launched in the world and a major step towards our goal to become a leading supplier of niche eco-friendly vehicles,” Peter DaCosta, chief executive of Eco City Vehicles commented.