London Taxis are well known for being noisy and very inefficient.
There is a plan to have a hydrogen-powered cab developed to showcase zero exhaust emission vehicles during the 2012 London Olympics.
All well and good, but why have it done by Lotus? It is one of the few British car companies left.
From the outside, the taxi looks like any other black cab and it weighs a whopping 2.6 tonnes. So why produce a car thats so overweight? It only does 30 mpg!
The eco-friendly taxi service based in London, Climatecars, has opted for the Toyota Prius as its choice of fleet vehicle.
The Toyota Prius would be a much more interesting choice for the London taxi, with and excellent combined mpg figure of 72.4 mpg, zero cost road tax.
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