Performance for electric car is very important
Most electric vehicles have a surprising amount of get-up-and-go, due to peak torque being available from a standing start. For the taxi it is good function, indeed it can accelerate impressively.
Road Test of electric car
Not only that, the ride was far smoother than the traditional black cab, with no tendency to the pitching and wallowing which can be a hallmark of some electric cars given the large mass of their batteries.
A key part of the efficiency of any electric vehicle is in making good use of brake energy recovery, and here the taxi offers two levels of regeneration, which are selected by flicking the stubby “gear lever” either left or right as desired.