Part 2 ~ The Peugeot E7
There are only 2 choices available at present in Norwich the TX4 reviewed in part 1 available from The London Taxi Company & the Peugeot E7. The decisions by Norwich City Council to pass the E7 came in the wake of Cab Direct’s landmark victory at High Court in July after originally failing the E7 to become a hackney taxi cab in Norwich, it has now somewhat opened the door for other makes to apply. How long will it be before we have Fiat, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz hackney cabs on the streets of Norwich City? Norwich taxi driver Bob Clarke loves his E7 that he purchased through Cab Direct last summer!
The Peugeot E7
Designed and manufactured jointly by Peugeot and Cab Direct, reliability and performance are hallmarks of the E7’s success in the hard-working UK hackney taxi fleet. The secret of that success lies in a vehicle that is newly purpose-built, combining a class-leading engine, drive train and vehicle body, all designed to work in perfect harmony. The raised driver position plus large area windscreen and side windows create exceptional visibility, especially useful in busy traffic so our drivers tell us at A2B Taxis Norwich . Similarly the large area tailgate window provides enhanced rear visibility which, together with full-size wide angle door mirrors, will make your life as easy as possible. Add to this Peugeot’s latest electro hydraulic speed-sensitive power-steering, an ultra-smooth six-speed gearbox and the legendary responsiveness of the HDi engine and you have a nimble and manoeuvrable cab that’s ideal for the busiest traffic conditions.
Getting more miles per gallon with excellent fuel economy is an added advantage over the TX4 but on the downside it does not have the world famous turning circle of the TX4 of which is so important with city taxi driving. Nor as yet does the E7 have an automatic transmission.
With models available E7 S , E7 SE , E7 XS and E7 EVO. The Peugeot E7 SE costs £26,945.00 on the road from Cab Direct Do you drive an E7? Please let us know your experiences! Until next time~ lets be safe out there!
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