Want to ride an electric black cab? There’s an app for that

Gett introduces the option to hail the new LEVC TX eCity electric black taxi for emissions-free rides

London electric black cabBlack taxi ride-hailing app Gett will now let users choose to ride in a clean electric hybrid taxi, instead of taking a dirty diesel-engined alternative.

The new Gett Electric tool promises emissions-free rides via the LEVC TX eCity London black cab. And it is incentivising taxi drivers to start using the new electric cab with reduced commission schemes for cabbies using the Gett app.

Gett Electric will be available in Central London from 10am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

There is also a new Gett Green scheme, where customers can pay 20p per ride extra to become ‘carbon positive’. The scheme will make donations to 12 central London schools identified as suffering from poor air quality through the Mayor of London’s school air quality programme.

London electric black cab

“We are very proud that our proprietary technology uniquely enables to offer our London customers the chance to order these excellent new electric taxis,” said Gett UK CEO Matteo de Renzi.

“Customers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly ways to travel. Gett are delighted to offer the Gett Electric vehicle option, producing completely emission free rides.”

The firm adds that as it works with the existing black cab infrastructure, it doesn’t add extra vehicles to UK roads – unlike some other ride-hailing apps.

Neil Paris MP, chair of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs select committee, said the new TX cab is playing an important role in tackling London’s air pollution problem. “It’s great to see Gett supporting this new environmentally friendly step.”

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Richard Aucockhttps://www.motoringresearch.com/
Richard is director at Motoring Research. He has been with us since 2001, and has been a motoring journalist even longer. He won the IMCO Motoring Writer of the Future Award in 1996 and the acclaimed Sir William Lyons Award in 1998. Both awards are run by the Guild of Motoring Writers and Richard is currently chairman of the world's largest organisation for automotive media professionals. Richard is also a juror for World Car Awards and the UK juror for the AUTOBEST awards.

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