Cardiff will be one of the first UK cities to get the latest type of electric taxi from converted petrol or diesel cars.
All-electric taxi and van conversions, Dynamo Motor Company has announced its next expansion phase, where it plans to recruit an extra 275 people in the UK and convert up to 10,000 taxis and commercial/privately owned vehicles per year in 2026.
Through its Seedrs campaign Dynamo Motor Company plans to raise £2,000,000, of which it has received over £1,500,000 in one week, for its growth strategy. Said expansion will see Dynamo Motor Company’s all-electric Black Cab production increase and diversification into other mobility sectors that require wheelchair accessibility as well as a last mile delivery van added to its zero emission line-up.
Dynamo Motor Company released its first vehicle in 2019, the Dynamo Taxi, which became the world’s first all-electric Black Cab in 2020 when it entered production. Used in all major cities including London, the home of the London Black Cab, as well as Nottingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, Coventry and Manchester, it is still known as the only Black Cab that has zero emission status.
Based on a Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV, the Coventry-based specialist has converted the commercial vehicle to work as a commercially viable all-electric Black Cab offering for drivers and fundraisers alike.
Today the company announces its next phase of growth in which it will add two further models to its all-electric line up, alongside an upgrade to its Dynamo Taxi Black Cab. With this increased production, Dynamo Motor Company will also make a commitment to expand its UK manufacturing site in Coventry, UK in which it believes there is opportunity to convert up to 10,000 vehicles per year by 2026.
Brendan O’Toole, founder of Dynamo Motor Company said, “We’re on a mission to change the way people move around the UK, especially in built-up areas like cities where pollution is a problem.
“In 2019, exactly 100 years since the first new post-war taxi was launched, we introduced the world’s first zero emission Black Cab, Dynamo Taxi. Today, we have big plans to scale up our commitment to all-electric mobility conversions including an updated Black Cab, professionally and privately owned wheelchair accessible vehicle conversions.
“And to add further diversification we will launch a van with a higher roof conversion that increases volume capacity that is designed to offer couriers another option to help tackle the last mile deliveries in all major cities.”