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New design for BLACK CAB 2015

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metrocab 2014 evThe Metrocab EV is designed, engineered and assembled in Mytchett, Surrey. A trial fleet is set to hit London streets very soon, beating the battery-powered version of Nissan’s taxi by around 12 months. There’s no word on range yet, but it’ll be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and driven by two electric motors on the rear axle.

The changes include replacing the NV200’s angular headlamps with round lights similar to those used on the Juke. There’s also a new grille and redesigned front bumper, while the rooftop taxi sign is now lit with LEDs to make it more obvious at night.

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said that the design is supposed to epitomise everything that a black cab should be - it was designed in London, for London. He also said that it's a design that's instantly recognisable as a cab, and that the face is going to prove popular across London whether you're a cabbie or customer. 

Nissan plans to build140,000 NV200 Taxis per year worldwide. That's the same number as black cabs have been sold in total since 1948 in the UK.

nissan nv200 taxi profileAn electric Nissan cab will be available in later 2015, to be launched in an as-yet unconfirmed UK city. This model is distinguished by blue Nissan badges and a different, more geometric grille that hides the charging point, as you can see in the gallery pictures above.

As with all London cabs, the Nissan meets the requirement for a 7.6-metre turning circle. However, it achieves this with clever front suspension geometry, rather than requiring electric rear-wheel steering at low speeds in the way the Mercedes Vito taxi does.

The NV200 is built in Barcelona, and then imported to the UK to be converted into this taxi. Currently Nissan is evaluating which UK business will get the contract for this. 

Power comes from a 1.6-litre petrol engine, linked to a CVT gearbox. Nissan claims economy of around 38mpg and CO2 emissions of 179g/km – considerably better than the stated 32mpg and 233g/km of the current 2.5-litre diesel TX4 London taxi. Emissions of NOx and other harmful particulates are also much improved. A spokesman added that an all-electric version of the taxi is still on track to go on sale within two years.

 

While a standard London cab currently starts from £32,995, the Nissan is expected to cost less than £30,000 when it goes on sale from a purpose-built Canary Wharf showroom in December. The cab is part of Nissan’s global taxi programme, which includes New York, Barcelona and Tokyo.

Darryl Scriven, Nissan's design excellence manager, took us around the new cab. He told us that the lights are actually from the Juke, and that the front axle has been widened by 75mm each side over the van version. The front bumper is in three pieces so can easily be replaced, while the front wings are new too. Side running boards also feature on the new taxi.

Most taxis are hailed from the front, so that's where the changes have happened. However it does come with a chrome strip at the back and the silver taxi logo to make sure it isn't too van-like.

The sliding doors at the side are bigger than the standard for better wheelchair access, and a ramp is stored in the boot. The main luggage space is next to the driver.

We first reported on Nissan’s taxi for London in August 2012. The spacious interior impressed us with its panoramic roof for sight-seeing, while the new front suspension hit the mark, ensuring the cab could tackle the tight roundabout at London’s Savoy Hotel. However, we did say it lacked the looks of the iconic black cab – but not any more!

You can find out all about the new car by watching our Nissan NV200 Taxi video review.

Nissan isn’t the only company trying to muscle in on the London cab market. Metrocab is looking to be the first to put an all-electric model on sale in the UK.

The Metrocab EV is designed, engineered and assembled in Mytchett, Surrey. A trial fleet is set to hit London streets very soon, beating the battery-powered version of Nissan’s taxi by around 12 months. There’s no word on range yet, but it’ll be powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and driven by two electric motors on the rear axle.

 

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Taxi driver jailed for six years after moving 3kg of cocaine !!!

A taxi driver who agreed to move 3kg  of cocaine (value of £288.000) for only £200 has been jailed for six years.

Liverpool Crown Court heard Green made the “monumentally stupid” choice to move the 87% pure cocaine after running into financial difficulty following a break-up with his partner.

The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale. John G., 29, of Windrows, Skelmersdale, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, after officers found the stash hidden in a child’s pink birthday gift bag in the back of his taxi. The dad-of-one was pulled over by police on Moore Rd, Skelmersdale. When they searched his car they found £275,000 worth of the class A drug next to a child seat in Green’s private hire taxi.

The judge was told Green was a “stranger to serious criminality” and had only agreed to the move after being offered £200, and needing the money having not been working.

Judge Norman Wright said: “Taxis are a good camouflage for moving drugs. But people don’t entrust a stranger with 3kg of valuable drugs, they must have been trust, they had confidence in Mr Green.

“The people who tasked you with this cocaine are at the top of the chain.”

He added that for the drugs to have been  “high quality”, Green was being used very early in the selling process, meaning he would have taken the orders from top drug dealers.

Police discovered three black bags of the drug in the back of Green’s taxi on June 25.

Each one contained around 1000g  of cocaine. Officers noticed that Green was “nervous” and his “hands were shaking” after they stopped his vehicle and began to search it.

Judge Wright noted that Green’s sentence would have been eight years, but he received a reduction in the term after entering an early guilty plea.

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When a child can travel without a child seat

When a child can travel without a child seat

A child can travel without a child car seat in some circumstances:

Unexpected Journeys:

If the correct child seat isn’t available, a child over 3 years of age can use an adult seat belt if the journey is all of the following:

You can’t take children under 3 in a vehicle without a seat belt or the correct child car seat (except a taxi or minicab).

  • unexpected
  • necessary
  • over a short distance

You can’t take children under 3 in a vehicle without a seat belt or the correct child car seat (except a taxi or minicab).

Taxis and minicabs (private hire vehicles)

In a licensed taxi or minicab:

  • children under 3 years of age can travel without a child’s car seat or seat belt, but only on the back seat
  • children aged 3 years or older can travel without a child’s car seat if they wear an adult seat belt

Vehicles without seat belts

  • Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no seat belt, they can’t travel.
  • A child over 3 can travel in a back seat without a car seat and without a seat belt if the vehicle doesn't have one.

 

No room for a third child seat

  • Children under 3 must be in a child car seat. If there’s no room for a third child seat in the back of the vehicle, the child must travel in the front seat with the correct child seat.
  • Children over 3 years can sit in the back using an adult belt.

!!! We are not recommend to anyone to travel without a proper child seat !!!

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About Child car seats: When and how to use

Using a child car seat or booster seat ?

Children must normally use a child car seat until they're 12 years old or 135cm tall.

Which child car seat to use depends on the child’s weight.

Types of child car seat :

  • Rear-facing baby seats -  Babies up to 13kg
  • Forward or rear-facing baby seats -  Children from 9 to 18kg
  • Forward-facing child car seats (booster seats) -  Children from 15 to 25kg
  • Booster cushions - Children over 22kg

Only EU-approved child car seats can be used in the UK. These have a label showing a capital ‘E’ in a circle.

Fitting a child car seat :

  • only use a child car seat with a seat belt that has a diagonal strap - unless it’s specifically designed for use with a lap seat belt
  • deactivate any front airbags before fitting a rear-facing baby seat in a front seat
  • not fit a child car seat in side-facing seats

 

Minibuses :

  • Minibus drivers and companies don’t have to provide child car seats. You must provide your own if you want to make sure a child has one.

Children with disabilities :

The same rules apply for children with disabilities unless a doctor says they're exempt on medical grounds. They can also use a disabled person's seat belt or child restraint designed for their needs.

 Children 3 and older must :

  • use a child car seat if there’s one available in a minibus
  • use an adult seat belt if child seats are not fitted or are unsuitable

!!! All children must travel in rear seats (ie any seats behind the driver) if a child car seat or an adult seat belt isn’t fitted !!!

We have the right seat for your baby - book now a taxi with us and be safety and comfy in our luxury cars !!! book now 

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Don't drink and drive !

Did U know?

In the last 50 years road casualties caused by drink driving have fallen dramatically, but in 2013, there were still 210 deaths due to drink driving – accounting for 12% of all road fatalities. By drinking and driving, you risk your life, those of your passengers and others on the road.

Any amount of alcohol affects your ability to drive. You risk a fine of up to £5,000, a minimum 12-month driving ban and a criminal record.

What the Law say?

  • There are strict alcohol limits for UK drivers:
  • 35 microgrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath
    80 milligrammes of alcohol in 100 millilitres of blood
    107 milligrammes of alcohol per 100 millilitres of urine
    However it is not possible to say how much alcohol you can drink and stay below the limit. The way alcohol affects you depends on:
  • your weight, age, sex and metabolism (the rate your body uses energy)
    the type and amount of alcohol you’re drinking
    what you’ve eaten recently
    your stress levels at the time
    So if you’re driving, it’s better to have none for the road.

The consequences !!! :

There are strict penalties if you are convicted of drink driving, including:

  • A minimum 12 month driving ban
    A criminal record
    A fine of up to £5,000
    An endorsement on your license for 11 years
    However, this list does not reflect the everyday consequences of being caught drink driving which can include:
  • Increase in car insurance costs
    Job loss
    Trouble getting in to countries like the USA
    The shame of having a criminal record
    Loss of independence

The Institute of Advanced Motorists calculate that a drink drive conviction could cost between £20,000 - £50,000 as a result of fines, solicitors fees, increase in car insurance and loss of job.

 

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