Liverpool Super Cabs
New environment-friendly super cabs featuring panoramic roofs and free WiFi will soon hit the roads of Liverpool.
21:21 17 September 2018
Liverpool’s first black ‘Hackney Carriage style’ cabs are set to hit the streets as part of Liverpool’s anti-pollution revolution. The cabbies can be operated in ‘zero emissions’ mode for most of the day and allow drivers to save up to £100 a week in fuel and service costs. They are feature-packed, are ultra safe and include a panoramic roof and on-board WiFi.
Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said: “Liverpool’s licensed taxi trade is a great ambassador for our city and they do a fantastic job. We want to support them as much as we possibly can and by supporting great new innovations such as this is one way we can help. There are a number of funding streams available and we are currently investigating how we could tap into them to assist our drivers with purchasing these new vehicles.
UNITE National Taxi Organiser Tommy McIntyre, said: “The benefits of these new black cabs speak for themselves and we believe they could encourage more members of the public to use black cabs because they are so environmentally-friendly.”
“Buying one of these new vehicles would be a significant investment for any cab driver but we believe the long-term savings in fuel and running costs would ultimately pay off. By the end of September we are hoping to have three of these new vehicles on the roads, which means we will have more than cities such as Manchester, Leeds or Newcastle. Now we are looking forward to working with our members to bring even more electric cabs to Liverpool’s streets.”