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PHOTO CAPTION: Metrocab REE is result of collaboration between Fraser Nash and Ecotive.

Electric Hybrid Metrocab Set to Roll in London

The Metrocab REE is powered by 1L petrol engine and twin electric motors on the rear wheel, giving it a range of 80 km in EV-mode and an overall range of 450 km.

Published: 22-Jul-2014

A NEW generation of plug-in hybrid taxis will soon ply London streets and will be green enough to satisfy the toughest emissions regulations foreseeable.

THE Metrocab REE is the brainchild of British manufacturer Fraser Nash and a development partner, Ecotive. They will be putting the car through its paces in the British capital this summer before offering the cab for sale in early 2015.

The taxi has been under development for nearly 10 years and was endorsed earlier this year by London mayor Boris Johnson, who was pictured behind the wheel giving a thumbs-up sign.

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