In brief: Electric taxis for London and ClientEarth back in court

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Electric taxi. Photograph: LEVC
Electric taxis will have petrol generators which kick in to extend driving range. Photograph: LEVC

Electric black cabs arrive in London

The first new electric taxi to be officially certified by Transport for London has hit the streets. Sold by the London Electric Vehicle Company, formerly the London Taxi Company, the £55,000, emissions-free TX eCity has a range of 80 miles on electricity alone but has a 1.5 litre 'petrol range extender' which means it can run for 377 miles before it needs recharging. When the battery gets low the extender kicks in to act as a generator for the battery.

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