Luxury car specialist Clive Sutton to bring ‘private jet quality’ to LEVC taxi

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Black cab maker London Electric Vehicle Company has appointed London prestige car specialist Clive Sutton as an authorised converter for luxury versions of the TX taxi.

Clive Sutton will now offer the TX Sutton VIP Class Taxi, an up-market conversion of the iconic cab, which will include a range of high-specification seating configurations and luxury features.

The TX Sutton VIP Class comes in a range of configurations with between two and six rear passenger seats, offering extreme levels of customisation to meet any customer requirement.

Modifications include a 20in media screen, front vision camera for passengers, real wood veneer door cappings, built-in umbrellas, mobile WiFi router, high quality audio system, rear seat heating and more. Between the rear passengers there is a new luxury armrest complete with cupholders, and the VIP taxi also features a drinks cooler.

The Sutton TX can be specified with distinctive two-tone exterior paint – typically, black for the lower portion, with metallic grey for the upper section. Customers can also select from a wide range of colours and finishes.

LEVC CEO Joerg Hofmann said: “With proven experience in converting LEVC vehicles, we welcome Clive Sutton’s expert team to our Authorised Converter programme.”

Clive Sutton, founder and CEO of the St John’s Wood-based business, said: “The VIP Class taxi we have created elevates the iconic London taxi to a new level, bringing private-jet luxury to the TX. For more than 30 years we have focused on providing our customers with unique, high-quality, bespoke vehicles and our new partnership with LEVC allows this specialism to grow in a new, exciting direction.”

The TX Taxi, introduced in 2018, is a range-extender hybrid, with a pure EV range of more than 64 miles, plus a total range-extended capacity of 318 miles when the petrol generator is used. The TX’s battery pack can be recharged via a 50kW charger to 80% capacity in approximately 30 minutes.