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Fri, 11 Jan 2019

British Airways Launches Electric London Taxi Service at Heathrow

British Airways has launched an electric taxi service at London Heathrow.

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.

British Airways has launched an electric taxi service at its London Heathrow home. Click to enlarge.

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.

Chris 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 taxi.”

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