Take a #blackcabselfie at the London Motor Show

  • The London Taxi Company (LTC) is exhibiting at the London Motor Show
  • Visitors invited to take a #blackcabselfie on the LTC show stand
  • London taxis are a faster, smarter and greener way to travel for all Londoners

Visitors to the inaugural London Motor Show at Battersea Evolution on 6 – 8 May can take a #blackcabselfie and become the star of the show. To have their photo on display on the LTC show stand throughout the event, all attendees need to do is take a selfie with, or inside, the LTC TX4 on display at the show and post it to Twitter or Instagram using #blackcabselfie.

An icon of London’s streets, the London black cab remains the smartest and greenest way for all of the capital’s visitors to travel. All black cab drivers are fully licenced, meaning that passengers can feel safe on every journey. They have also passed The Knowledge, meaning that all licensed cabbies know 25,000 London streets within 320 routes, so they will always use the quickest way to your destination.

Black cabs are getting smarter, with card payments accepted by all licenced taxi drivers by October 2016. Customers can also book their trip through the GETT or Hailo smartphone app for even greater convenience.

All new LTC black cabs comply with stringent Euro-6 emissions regulations, while the company is investing £300 million to develop its new zero emissions capable (ZEC) taxi, which will go on sale in 2017. LTC’s TX4 is also fully accessible for all customers, whatever their mobility needs.

President of LTC, Peter Johansen, said: “The black cab and its drivers are icons of London’s streets, so it is fitting that it is properly represented at the inaugural London Motor Show. The exceptional standards of current and future black cabs, which ensure they are faster, smarter and greener transport for all city-dwellers, means that the London taxi is sure to be an icon on the capital’s streets for many years to come.”

LTC can be found on stand L187 at the London Motor Show. Find it on Twitter and Instagram @LondonTaxiCoUK.

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About the London Taxi Company

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has a long and proud history of producing purpose built taxis designed to meet London’s Conditions of Fitness (CoF). Since the original Hackney Carriage the vehicle has gone through many development cycles to improve driver and passenger experience.

The company is committed to customer care and continuous improvements in accessibility, comfort, emissions performance, manoeuvrability and durability of its vehicles without compromising its famous shape and brand. LTC are proud to serve the world famous London taxi trade which sets the global benchmark for taxi services. Success in this market has been the foundation for developing a strong presence in other UK regions and export markets.

Outside the UK the London Black Cab is now being utilised in over 40 major cities worldwide. The next investment cycle will see the company develop and produce a purpose built zero emissions capable taxi with the ability to meet new ambitious emissions standards being rolled out in major cities across Europe, including London.

LTC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. The London taxi is currently manufactured in Coventry and manufactured under license in Shanghai by its sister company Shanghai London Taxi International, with a flagship dealership in London and centres in Manchester, Coventry and Edinburgh supported through a UK and international service centre network.  The London Taxi Company is the trading name of The London Taxi Corporation Limited. 

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