Charging stations for London taxis planned to be installed in Azerbaijan’s Baku city
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept.2
By Jeyhun Alakbarov – Trend:
The electric vehicle charging stations are planned to be installed for the "London taxis" in Baku, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport, Communications, and High Technologies said on Sept. 2 in response to Trend news agency’s inquiry.
The electric vehicle charging stations will be installed in the vehicle fleet of Baku Taxi Service LLC and the Baku Heydar Aliyev International Airport.
Currently, 50 LEVC TX taxis are in operation.
Cars can be charged both at home and at specially equipped stations in various places in Baku and at Azpetrol petrol stations.
Some 100 new LEVC TX 6 seater "London taxis" have been supplied to the country.
LEVC TX 6 can travel up to 130 kilometers by using electricity, after which it is possible to change the mode. This means zero harm to the environment and ecology.
Taxis, which use Smart technologies, are safe for both drivers and passengers. Additionally, the car is capable of warning the driver about the maximum speed on the road.
If the driver loses control or changes the trajectory of movement, special sensors transmit the driver the appropriate information.
The passenger compartment of the new taxis is wider than in other "London taxis" and has six seats. The cars have been equipped with USB ports and Wi-Fi.
To minimize the contact between a driver and a passenger, a glass partition has been installed, which is also very beneficial in terms of isolation and social distance during a pandemic.
There is a special microphone for communicating with the driver, a Braille control panel for the visually impaired, and an information board for the hearing impaired. The car has been equipped with a ramp for people with disabilities.
The payment in these taxis can also be made through POS terminals.
The new taxis have been equipped with the Android system, which creates ample opportunities for drivers. So, they can control the whole process through the monitor.