Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

How much will the Dynamo Taxi cost?

From launch, the Dynamo Taxi will cost £47,995 (inc. VAT) after Government grants. The Dynamo Taxi is eligible for £7,500 in Government Plug-in Car Grant funding, with the initial price of the taxi £55,495 (inc. VAT).

Can the Dynamo Taxi be bought on finance?

The Dynamo Taxi is offered with competitive finance agreements tailored to individual driver requirements, where the cost of the vehicle is split into monthly payments.

What vehicle is the Dynamo Taxi based on?

The Dynamo Taxi is based on the fully electric Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV seven-seater.

What kind of modifications has Dynamo made to the e-NV200 Evalia?

Dynamo has added in excess of 1,000 different parts to the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia MPV.  Key changes include: The exterior side aperture is modified to fit two electric steps, enlarged opening and a wheelchair ramp, while the steering mechanism is modified to achieve the 25-foot Transport for London (TfL) turning circle Condition of Fitness (CoF). The internal flooring is also removed and strengthened to support wheelchair accessibility. Dynamo adds new seating frames and materials and amends the internal layout as well as adding a panoramic glass roof and ambient lighting. Dynamo also creates a unique wiring loom to support items such as card readers and an intercom unit.

How far can the Dynamo Taxi go on a single charge in the real world?

The Dynamo Taxi’s weight is identical to the production e-NV200, and shares the same WLTP-approved (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure) electric range. Under city use, the e-NV200 has been rated at 187 miles in the WLTP type-approval test, with a combined cycle of 124 miles.

What is the passenger capacity of the Dynamo Taxi?

The Dynamo Taxi is capable of carrying up to 5 passengers.

Are all Dynamo Taxis wheelchair friendly?

Yes, all Dynamo Taxis are equipped with a wheelchair lift and 4-point wheelchair straps. With a wheelchair user on board, the Dynamo Taxi can carry two additional passengers.

What Government Grants is the Dynamo Taxi eligible for?

The Dynamo Taxi is eligible for the current Government Plug-in Car Grant. For Taxi vehicles that emit less than 50g/km CO2 per km and can travel at least 70 miles in zero-emissions mode, the Government will pay 20% of the purchase price of the vehicle, up to a maximum of £7,500.

What are the differences between home, fast and rapid charging?

Please refer to the charging page on our web site.

Can rapid charging damage the battery in the vehicle?

As the average daily mileage of a Black cab driver is only between 90-120 miles, repeated rapid charging should not be necessary. Best battery management practice is a mixture of fast and slow charging to balance the battery’s state of charge and discharge.

Can I take my Dynamo Taxi to any Nissan garage for servicing?

Nissan Westway dealers have an ongoing working relationship with Dynamo but any Nissan garage in the UK is be able to perform regular servicing on the Dynamo Taxi. All Nissan UK dealers have fully trained and qualified technicians to work on electric vehicles.

Does the Dynamo Taxi warranty differ from Nissan’s warranty?

Yes, the Dynamo Taxi comes with Nissan’s eight year / 100,000 mile battery warranty, five years / 60,000 mile on EV dedicated components and three-year / 60,000 mile general warranty (years or miles, whichever is sooner).  The Nissan e-NV200 lithium battery warranty also protects against capacity loss below nine bars of capacity (out of 12) for a period of eight years /100,000 miles. Parts modified by Dynamo are covered by Dynamo’s own three year / 60,000 warranty.

What is the spare parts supply like?

The Dynamo taxi is based on the Nissan e-NV200 Evalia, and shares the same parts supply. The Dynamo taxi can be repaired and serviced across the Nissan UK dealer network. Parts modified by Dynamo will be supplied by the Dynamo supply network.

What are the running costs of the Dynamo Taxi?

The average taxi driver in London covers a distance of 90 to 120 miles a day, spending roughly £25 in fuel a day. Using a home charger, it will cost Dynamo Taxi drivers £3-£6 in electricity to cover the same distance, saving drivers nearly £20 a day in running costs alone. Charging fees will vary between energy providers, with the average home electricity tariff at 14.8p per kWh.  The Dynamo Taxi features a 40kWh lithium-ion battery.

How can I organise a test drive?

To organise a test drive, please contact our sales line at: 03333 448 338

Is there only one model specification for a Dynamo Taxi?

Currently there is only one Dynamo vehicle type which is based on the top of the range Nissan eNV200 Evalia MPV and as such comes fully loaded with every conceivable extra.

Can I order a Dynamo taxi in different colours?

The Dynamo Taxi is currently only available in black.

Can I use the heater when it’s cold/air con when its hot, will the battery stand it, what happens in the rain?

Planned vehicle temperature setting though using pre-heat or pre-cool via a phone app helps minimise the loss of range whether hot or cold conditions. More information can be found on our Driver Tips page. The vehicle has been proven through rigorous testing for all climate conditions including heavy rain and storms.

I’m 6ft 2 will I fit in to a Dynamo Taxi?

The Dynamo Taxi has been developed with the driver in mind and as such taller drivers will find they have ample leg room.