British Airways has launched an electric taxi service at
The London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) taxis will join British Airways’ fleet of
chauffeur-driven executive vehicles, to drive premium customers at
risk of missing their connecting flight to meet their next
aircraft. Customers are met by the driver at the aircraft side and
are driven directly to the aircraft side of their onward flight.
The service is complimentary.
The taxis feature WiFi, phone, laptop
and USB charging, as well as a panoramic roof.
Daljit Hayre, British
Airways’ Senior Manager, Heathrow Customer Experience said, “It’s
great to see the reaction of customers when they’re met by a
London taxi at the side of the aircraft, waiting to take them on
to their next flight. They’ve told us how much they appreciate
this gesture, plus they love the space in the vehicle for their
hand baggage. We’re also really pleased that using new generation
electric taxi reduces our carbon footprint.”
The initiative is part of British Airways’ long-term plan to
reduce emissions from all vehicles at Heathrow and follows the
introduction of electric aircraft pushback vehicles.
Gubbey, CEO of LEVC, said, “We’re delighted that British Airways
has chosen our electric vehicles to support this innovative new
service. We designed the TX eCity with the aim of delighting
customers with a more premium experience, and thanks to British
Airways even those with the shortest of stays in London can now
travel in comfort and style in the world’s most advanced electric