By Jon LeSage London Taxi Co. has reinvented itself as the London Electric Vehicle Co. and is preparing to bring electric taxi rides around the world.
Going that route has brought in an initial order of 225 electric vehicles for delivery in the Netherlands, said CEO Chris Gubbey.
Owner of the company, Chinese automaker Geely, had invested 325 million pounds ($420 million) into it. That money had gone into the previous London Taxi Co., road testing the TX5 model on the streets of London. Geely subsidiary Emerald Automotive had provided a space frame aluminum chassis. Volvo provided technical expertise.
Using Emerald’s aluminum bonding technique avoids welding
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