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Dynamo Taxi Becomes First Black Cab EV, Conversion Based on Tame Nissan e-NV200

While the London Electric Vehicle Company, aka LEVC, is preoccupied with converting the TX Black Cab into the VN5 commercial van or the leisure-ready e-Camper, a different company was ready to snatch a precious title. So, the Dynamo Motor Company has claimed it has created the “world’s first fully-electric Black Cab.”
Dynamo Motor Company presents Dynamo Taxi, first EV Black Cab based on Nissan e-NV200 Evalia 8 photos
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Of course, save for its UK home market, said “world” is not going to be all that interested in getting to know the new Dynamo Taxi a little better. After all, Black Cabs are a staple of the UK’s capital, and they’re not necessarily popular across too many other realms. Still, the model might be important for the local community, as production will take place in the United Kingdom with plans to convert 10k taxis and commercial/privately owned vehicles each year starting 2026.

For now, the Dynamo Motor Company is garnering experience (it was founded back in 2018) and will increase its workforce for the expected build expansion of the Dynamo Taxi. This fully electric Black Cab is the result of a partnership with Japan’s Nissan, so it’s based on the forgettable e-NV200 Evalia MPV. The latter has a 40-kWh battery pack and a claimed range of 170 miles (274 km), which should be enough for British cities like London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Coventry, Nottingham, and Manchester.

Once production expands via the latest round of public investment (which has almost reached its £2 million / $2,75 million goal), the Dynamo Taxi will also morph into an all-electric Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle, as well as a last-mile delivery van with an increased volume and carrying capacity. The Coventry-based specialist probably thought the Nissan van could also return to its commercial roots, now that it successfully shows it has the right attitude for serving the public as a Black Cab.

By the way, converting the e-NV200 to Black Cab standards isn’t an easy task. The company mentions that R&D for the vehicle needed to perform more than 1,000 modifications, from increasing the height to achieving a 25-feet (7.62 m.) turning circle or making the taxi accessible from the curbside. Still, the company says the £47,995 ($66,033) starting price trumps the offer by its range-extender rival from LEVC.

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