Londoners will soon be able to enjoy zero emissions rides as before June 2013 thanks to a partnership between greentomatocars; Londons second largest minicab company and first UK green minicab company and Chinese car manufacturer BYD.
The partnership means up to 50 of BYD’s e6 electric cars will added to the greentomatorcars’ fleet. BYD e6 is a five seat crossover car using a 75kW motor and has a maximum range of 186 miles per charge in urban driving conditions and a top speed of 87mph. The e6 is capable of providing quick acceleration thanks to having its peak torque right from the start.
The deal has been strongly welcomed by Boris John; Mayor of London, who’s always looking for ideas to make London cleaner. “It is my aim that London’s minicabs and taxis will be zero-emissions by 2020, which will have a major impact on air quality”, said Boris. “Every year the fleet is getting cleaner, making our city an even more attractive place to live, work and visit. Encouraging many more electric vehicles is a key part of this transformation, so it is great news that greentomatocars has committed to operating 50 of these super clean machines from next year.”