25 Nov '14, 2pm

Nissan’s new London Taxi project postponed

Nissan’s new London Taxi project postponed

Nissan has suspended development of its new London black cab, because it won’t meet standards for the planned Ultra-Low Emission Zone Nissan’s controversial design for a new black cab for London appears to be on hold and will remain so unless the proposed Ultra Low Emission Zone in London is not given the go ahead. The taxi design, which features a petrol engine, can’t meet the tough vehicle emissions standards for central London that will be brought in if the emissions zone is signed off. The news comes as a blow for plans to replace the popular but ageing current black cab, and it appears that London Mayor Boris Johnson’s own proposal to make all London taxis zero-emissions capable by 2018 is to blame. Nissan’s design, based on its NV200 van-based MPV, is powered by a 1.6-litre petrol engine mated to a CVT gearbox and the powertain can’t be adapted meet the proposed emis...

Full article: http://www.taxi-driver.co.uk/?p=3072

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