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Goodwood Festival of Speed debut for new electric London taxi

Monday 26 June 2017, By Autovolo

Goodwood Festival of Speed debut for new electric London taxi

Goodwood Festival of Speed debut for new electric London taxi

London Taxi Company will debut its new electric black cab at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The taxi will not only take on the famed Goodwood hill climb; it will also appear alongside numerous supercars on the Michelin Supercar Paddock stage throughout the course of the festival.

Racing driver Katie Milner, 17, will pilot the electric taxi up Lord March’s driveway during the hill climb. Milner is currently the fastest woman in the Ginetta championship, and will also be the youngest female driver to take part in the Goodwood hill climb event.

In recent months, LTC has taken the new electric taxi to both Arizona and the Arctic Circle for extreme weather testing.

Earlier this month, LTC’s head of quality Dr Wolfram Liedtke commented: “Testing in these extremes provides us with a huge amount of data, helping us to understand how the performance of the batteries changes at high temperatures, and how we can get the most charge out of them.

“In the next few weeks, our equipment testing will also take us to extremely humid environments, as well as some more mountainous terrain. This is all preparation for one of the most challenging environments for vehicles – everyday use on the streets of London.”

The 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed will run from June 29 to July 2.