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London Taxi Drivers and Boris Johnson are First to Test Drive all-new Zero-emissions Metrocab

The all-new British-built and engineered Range Extended Electric (REE) Metrocab has been tested for the first time by London’s taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson. Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) General Secretary Steve McNamara, and London Cab Drivers Club (LCDC) Chairman Grant Davis, visited Metrocab’s Surrey testing facility with their respective members to evaluate the …
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London Taxi drivers and Boris Johnson first to drive new zero-emission Metrocab

The new Metrocab is a new zero-emissions taxi created by Range Extended Electric and was recently test driven by London taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson at its debut. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Nissan unveils the new face of the London Taxi – Torque News

Nissan’s new London Taxi is unveiled in Europe, designed by the company’s European design center in Paddington, with production launch planned for late this year and a zero-emissions version early next. Pinboard (MacAaron)

Remember that Masterpiece of British Engineering? It Broke Again

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Back when it debuted in December, the new Routemaster bus, designed completely in the United Kingdom and touted as a “masterpiece of British engineering“, broke down on its maiden voyage because those Brit engineers forgot to put fuel in it. Now, just a couple of months after its debut, the bus is in the news …
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Masterpiece of British Engineering Breaks Down On Its Debut

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So.. what do you get when you have a British politician flatulating about how the newest, greatest (most expensive) hybrid bus they just bought is a “masterpiece of British engineering?” Why, you end up with a breakdown on the side of the road and a tow truck on the bus’ debut, of course.  It’s pure …
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