Ansty, a town just north of Coventry seems an unusual place to be at the forefront of the future of London's iconic black cab trade. However it is here that, following the raising of $400 million, LTC, owned by Geely, the Chinese car maker, will equip the factory where the new TX5 will be built.
The TX5 is a six seat, electric - hybrid vehicle designed to meet the new vehicle emissions roles that come into force in London in 2018. The aim is for the vehicles to have a single charge electric zero emission range of 100 miles. It is estimated that the TX5 will set back cabbies a cool £42,000 and should be available next year.
Tradex look forward to seeing the cabbies popping into their iconic Minories office to ensure the latest generation of black cabs to hit London's streets.
Make sure your taxi is insured.
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As a courier driver or road haulier, you are more at risk of picking up driving penalties. In a previous blog, we looked at the different types of offences and the effect this has on your licence.
Maybe you are a taxi driver who has looked to courier work until the market returns somewhere to near normal or you are helping with local deliveries while shops are shut. What type of courier insurance will you need to cover you whilst out and about in the short-term?