Metro Cammell’s Metrocab is long since a footnote in history, but its moniker isn’t – future technologies (and Bristol owners) Frazer-Nash are the latest custodian of the Metrocab identity. Trade paper www.taxinewspaper.co.uk spied its prototype range extender Taxi earlier this year and asked the probing questions – read the report here.
A potential world launch on 4 September in Luxemburg seems to been quashed too despite partner Genii-capital’s press release, which promised amongst other things ‘seven seats’ and ‘less than 50g/km of CO2 emissions’. With Manganese Bronze in the hands of administrators and rival van based Taxis ready for fares from Mercedes-Benz and Nissan, is the new Metrocab destined to be a what if or a world beater?
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