Feasibility Study: Range Extension & Improved Efficiency / 2021
Clipper Cab Range Extension
ENGINES FOR GOOD LTD.
Range extension is critical to accelerate the adoption of electric taxis by drivers and fleet operators. The study will assess the viability of increasing the battery capacity of the existing Clipper Cab electric taxi to achieve circa 300 mile range, including optimal BMS functionality, thermal management, battery box designs and chassis modifications. Other changes that impact range and efficiencies include rapid charging system improvements, aerodynamics, light-weighting, solar-wrap, insulation, vehicle control parameters and driver behaviour. A full option appraisal will be carried out to assess feasibility, and a plan built to test on a small fleet of 100% electric London Taxis.