The NV200 London taxi will offer hugely reduced CO2 outputs compared to current cabs – a focus in line with Boris Johnson’s air quality strategy for the capital.
An all-electric e-NV200 concept is also set to undergo trials in London.
As Nissan Insider reported yesterday, the Mayor has joined disability groups and the influential London Taxi Drivers’ Association in welcoming the launch of the Nissan NV200 London Taxi.
And today he said: ‘Improving air quality in London is one of the most important challenges I face as Mayor.
‘Having taken the significant step of introducing the first age limit for taxis in London, I am absolutely delighted that manufacturers are stepping up to the plate and are responding to the challenge I set in my air quality strategy to reduce taxi emissions and improve efficiency.
‘I look forward to when a fully competitive model comes to market.’