LEVC Manchester located at St Mary’s Way in Stockport is the new home of the electric taxi, the LEVC TX.
Operated by Head of Business, Boyd Dennell this new dealer will provide Sales and Aftersales support to taxi drivers operating anywhere in Greater Manchester.
LEVC estimate that drivers should save up to £110 per week in fuel savings alone by switching to electric.
Mr Ahmad, who was the first taxi driver to purchase a TX in Manchester said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have the first electric black cab in Manchester. I can’t wait to see the response from passengers, I know that they’re going to love it.”
For passengers, features include WIFI, USB and laptop charging, a panoramic roof, six seats and accessibility features.
For the driver, features include lane assist, autonomous braking, parking sensors and a rear camera.
The appointment of LEVC Manchester comes as the GMCA consider plans to introduce a clean air zone across all 10 local authorities by 2021. Under current plans, vans and taxis are set to be charged £7.50 per day when operating within the clean air zone.
With 32 million trips made using taxis and private hire vehicles in Greater Manchester each year, an electric fleet could drastically help to cut emissions.