New zero-emissions taxi to be shod with Maxxis tires

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Maxxis has been selected by the London EV Company (LEVC) to provide original equipment on its zero-emissions capable taxi, the TX, until at least 2023.

The Maxxis MA 919 taxi tire will be fitted to every vehicle in production, which means taxis in around 15 countries across Europe will be equipped with the tire model.

The MA 919 has been re-engineered to meet the needs of the TX: the compound, tread pattern and structure have all been adjusted to provide benefits such as increased durability and reduced rolling resistance, which will help the hybrid motor make the most of its power output and increase its range.

The tire was developed at the Maxxis R&D centers in Asia. Work started at the launch of the concept vehicle in 2015. It has been extensively tested at facilities including MIRA in the UK and Idiada in Spain.

Derek McMartin, MD at Maxxis, said, “The research and development team at Maxxis has worked hand in hand with LEVC over the last two years to help refine the MA 919 in tune with the TX.

“To get a brand-new vehicle to market in two years is unreal and it’s something that wouldn’t have been possible without this close collaboration and our dedication to delivering quality, performance and value.”

March 28, 2018

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