London's iconic taxi cabs have long been comfortable, loud and diesel-belching. Now, one of the largest manufacturers of the taxi cabs, Manganese Bronze, has announced plans to produce an electric version with electric vehicle specialists the Tanfield Group. The company has been losing business as some cities refuse to buy the standard diesel version due to emissions.
The green cab is to be produced in Shanghai, China in a deal with Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely. The car is expected to have a top speed of 50 miles per hour with a 100 km range. Although the car is expected to be priced at more than the £30,000 diesel, running costs will be significantly lower. Thanks to Philip H. for the tip!

[Source: BBC News]

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