(PRWEB UK) 6 December 2012
Manchester is set to become the latest city whose streets are patrolled by the new breed of black cab.
The Peugeot E7 has become the most popular taxi in British towns and cities in recent years and following a licence application from cab owner, Paul McCormick, Manchester City Council have approved it for launch in the North West’s largest city.
The move means Manchester cab drivers and passengers can at last enjoy the same levels of service and comfort as their counterparts across the rest of the country.
Advantages for the public include a six-seat rear compartment, additional luggage space, lower CO2 emissions and enhanced disabled access – especially for wheelchair users.
Cab operators and drivers benefit from improved comfort, additional safety features, better fuel efficiency and lower purchase costs.
Gerry Facenna, chairman of Cab Direct, which supplies the E7 black cab to the UK market, said, “This is great news. We’ve already had huge interest from the Manchester cab trade and are gearing up for an increase in production.
“This move puts Manchester cab drivers and passengers on a level playing field with almost every other part of the UK and will also help create additional manufacturing jobs here in the UK. “
Manchester cab owner Paul McCormick, who applied to license the city’s first E7, added, “I’m relieved and delighted. I have a business to run and want to invest in the best and most efficient vehicles available.
“All we wanted was a decent choice of vehicles and I’m certain the E7 will prove as big a success in Manchester as it has everywhere else in the country.”
Simon Guilliatt, Cab Direct – 07875 565282
Paul McCormick, E7 owner – 07900 926544
Pat Connor, GMB – 07974 246919