HyTEC Fuel Cell Taxi Handover

Event Report: HyTEC Fuel Cell Taxi Handover

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23 Jul 2012PDF (454 kb)

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Just over two years ago a consortium of British partners including the Technology Strategy Board, Intelligent Energy, Lotus Engineering and LTI revealed a hydrogen fuel cell powered version of London’s iconic Hackney carriage black cab. Since that time the taxi has teased the interest of the public and ministers alike across many high profile demonstrations in the UK. In every instance test drivers were impressed with the vehicle’s ease of use, responsive handling and quiet operation – “[it] looks and performs just like a conventional taxi, even over longer distances”, Chris Huhne, the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, said when he drove the vehicle at Intelligent Energy’s Loughborough headquarters last March. The lingering question over the past two years has been ‘When will we see these taxis on London roads?’

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