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Contract win for Eco City Vehicles

Eco City Vehicles, the UK 'green' LCV maker, has announced a contract to supply 10 Euro V compliant Mercedes Vito taxis to ComCab.

Tim Yeo, the company's chairman, said: "This is the first ever contract placed by ComCab with ECV and represents a significant breakthrough for the Vito into one of the largest London-licensed taxi fleet operators, with about 3,000 vehicles operating on their London circuit."

The new vehicles, to be delivered shortly, are earmarked for ComCab's new rental fleet consisting exclusively of top-of-the-line Vito taxis.

This fleet has been launched as part of ComCab's drive to introduce more environmentally-friendly and cost-efficient vehicles to the London taxi market, said ECV.

Yeo said it is confident of receiving further orders from ComCab in due course.

 

The group has also completed the transfer of responsibility for second-stage manufacturing of the Vito taxi to Mercedes Benz.

The move will enable ECV to reduce its annual cost base and measures to deliver savings of approximately £0.5 million have already been implemented.

 

Yeo reported that while the first half was highly challenging, trading conditions have shown some encouraging signs of improvement recently following the launch of the Euro V version in April 2011.

"With the 15-year age limit for London licensed taxis and the European Union "Euro V" vehicle emission legislation coming into force from next year, the board looks to the future with cautious optimism," he said.

 

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