Fulham Cab Company becomes UK’s first largest taxi fleet
John Flynn, owner of Fulham Cabs, has been running LEVC’s TX electric taxi since March 2018 and now operates the largest fleet of electric taxis in the UK.
The vehicles have proven popular, with 3,000 TX taxis sold since launch and over 2,500 now in operation in London. Flynn has grown his fleet to 120 by traditional vehicle funding methods such as contract hire and now, using an innovative and highly flexible Transport-as-a-Service (TaaS) finance solution from Octopus Group, he has added another 60 LEVC TX electric taxis, taking the total to 180.
He is an advocate of the LEVC TX and was keen to swap the remaining TX4 diesel cabs in his fleet for zero-emission capable taxis. The TX features eCity technology, which combines 80 miles of zero-emission pure electric range with the flexibility of a total electrically driven range of 377 miles – made possible thanks to the on-board range-extender.
John Flynn, owner of Fulham Cab Company, said: “I first bought LEVC’s TX back in March 2018 and since then I’ve been looking to add more vehicles to my fleet due to the fact they are so popular with both drivers and passengers. I found Octopus’ financing solution to be the ideal way to make this happen due to its flexibility. Ultimately that’s a huge benefit when you’re running the UK’s largest electric taxi fleet.”