May 18, 2024

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Zero Emission Electric Metro Cab in London

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Metro Cab is Londons first zero-emission electric taxi which offers smart, sustainable urban mobility. Frazer-Nash technology is used in this electric taxi design to achieve an efficiency of over 96%. The advanced battery management system keeps the cells to work in optimum condition. It comes with Fully self-charging feature while in normal operation.

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It was launched in November 2014. In partnership with some of Cab companies in London metro cab tested its cabs on a day-to-day basis. They have tested the cabs in different routes, different operational requirements and covered different parts of London.

Almost 25 months metro cab spent on data and feedback for their final launch. 48kmph is the operational speed for the trail run journeys. Metrocab covers a distance of 192,000 km.

• Ultra low carbon emissions

• Ultra Low NOx emissions emitted per cab

• No harmful Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10) emitted


  • Top speed: 128 kmphMax gradient: 1:3
  • Emissions: <50g/km CO2
  • Turning circle: 7.62m
  • Gross weight of Metro cab is 2,515kg
  • Regenerative braking system
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London Electric Taxi MetroCab

Metro Cab Design Parameters

  1. Peak motor power: 2 x 50kW
  2. Peak wheel torque: 2 x 1,400Nm
  3. Range Extender
  4. 1-liter petrol range-extender engine coupled to a generator unit
  5. Fuel efficient urban and highway generating modes
  6. Meets Euro 6 emission standards
  7. Optimised Battery System
  8. Lithium-ion polymer large format cells
  9. Stored capacity: 12.2kWh
  10. 3kW onboard charging
metro cab electric taxi
London Electric Taxi MetroCab

Metro Cab Features

  • Driver multi-function touchscreen display and instrument cluster with color display
  • Passenger color display
  • USB charging socket
  • Digital infotainment system
  • Hands-free telephone
  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • 3-seater rear bench seat – fore/aft adjustable for more luggage space when required
  • 3 rear facing flip down seats
  • 1 optional front passenger seat
  • Full wheelchair access with a wheelchair ramp
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Air suspension
metro cab electric taxi
London Electric Taxi MetroCab


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