Cabbies' favourite, the Peugeot E7 hackney taxi, has been approved by Nottingham City Council.
The news means the E7 is now welcome in the streets of over 95% of the UK’s licensing authorities and in all but six of Britain’s 60 largest cities.
Jim Mortell, Licensing Team Leader at Nottingham City Council, commented on the decision: “I was only too happy to recommend the E7 - it’s an ideal alternative vehicle for the taxi trade.”
Following the council meeting Cab Direct held a taxi roadshow for the city’s cabbies at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground. Fine Spring weather saw a great turn out on the day and masses of cabbies took the opportunity to test-drive New E7 - and they weren’t disappointed.
One such driver is Jamil Ahmed who, having taken New E7 for a test-drive, commented: “I’m very pleased to be given a choice at long last. The E7’s Easy-Glide™ under-floor ramp is very convenient and extremely user-friendly. Plus the overall comfort is superb and far outweighs any other vehicle available in my opinion. I’m delighted to finally be able to buy one and plan to do so in the very near future.”
Tailor Made for the Taxi Trade
Since its introduction the Peugeot E7 has radically transformed the UK taxi trade, quickly becoming leader within the modern hackney taxi market. Purpose built for the professional driver, the E7 combines a class leading engine with unrivaled levels of comfort, space and the latest safety technology.
Plus, with the celebrated EasyGlide™ under-floor ramp - even lighter, even quicker and even easier to use - Cab Direct are confident that New E7 will prove to be a welcome addition on the streets of Nottingham.
Not surprisingly, local cabbies have strongly welcomed the right to a wider choice of vehicles. With excellent fuel economy, unsurpassed storage space and a host of additional safety features, E7 looks set to become a firm favourite in Nottingham, as it already has in countless towns and cities throughout the UK.
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