London’s Range Extended Electric Taxi Specs Revealed

  Specifications for a retro-looking, but new-tech-underneath Range Extended Electric (REE) Metrocab taxi designed in and for the UK have been released.

London’s Range Extended Electric Taxi Specs Revealed

  Frazer-Nash and Ecotive, the companies behind this all-new purpose-built taxi said following the in-market trials this year, the Metrocab will be rolled out in London and other key cities in the UK and internationally.

  ”The all-new Range Extended Electric Metrocab has been in development since the mid-2000s with several prototypes built and over a million kilometers of engineering tests completed,” said Metrocab Chairman Sir Charles Masefield. ”Instantly recognizable as an iconic London Hackney Cab, with a panoramic glass roof for views of the city, our new all-British London cab offers, for no price premium, completely new levels of economy, emissions and passenger comfort and is ready to enter service this year, benefitting the passenger, driver, city and environment alike.”

  Metrocab also said it launching a campaign this week inviting London taxi drivers to register with the company for real-world trials in the new zero emissions capable taxi.

  The Metrocab is powered by a 12.2 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion polymer battery pack with a 50 kilowatt electric motor for each of the rear wheels. Full specifications are as follows:

  METROCAB REE TAXI

  VEHICLE DIMENSIONS

  Overall length:………………………….. 4,905mm

  Overall width:…………………………… 1,800mm

  Overall height:………………………….. 1,925mm

  Wheel base:………………………………..3,181mm

  VEHICLE WEIGHT

  Kerb:………………………………………….. 1,750kg

  Gross:………………………………………….. 2,515kg

  PERFORMANCE

  Top speed:…………………………………. 80mph (Restricted)

  Max gradient:…………………………….. 1:3

  Emissions:…………………………………..<50g/km CO2

  Turning circle: …………………………….. 7.62m (Meets PCO requirement)

  Regenerative braking

  DRIVELINE

  Peak motor power:…………………… 2 x 50kW

  Peak wheel torque:…………………… 2 x 1,400Nm

  RANGE EXTENDER

  1 liter petrol range-extender engine coupled to generator unit

  Fuel efficient urban and highway generating modes

  Meets Euro 5 emission standards

  BATTERY SYSTEM

  Lithium-ion polymer large format cells

  Stored capacity:…………………………. 12.2kWh

  3kW on board charging

  COMFORT

  Driver multi-function touch screen display and instrument cluster with colour display

  Passenger colour TV display

  USB charging socket

  Digital infotainment system

  Hands free telephone

  Air conditioning and heating

  Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

  3-seater rear bench seat – fore/aft adjustable for more luggage space when required

  3 rear facing flip down seats

  1 optional front passenger seat

  Full wheelchair access with integrated wheelchair ramp

  Panoramic glass roof

  Mood Lighting

  Air suspension

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