LEVC celebrates London taxi drivers on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day and supporting the theme of this year’s #BreakTheBias gender equality campaign, London Electric Vehicle Company (LEVC) is sharing the stories of licensed female taxi drivers in the capital.

First celebrated in 1911, International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today, he sees a number of missions to help forge a gender-equal world, including creating workplaces where women thrive and forge their empowerment.

Traditionally very male-dominated, the London taxi business got its first licensed taxi driver in 1967, when Shirley Preston overtook The Knowledge. Fast forward to 2022 and female drivers not only continue to change professional stereotypes, but many are also choosing LEVC’s electric TX, the world’s most advanced taxi, and also contributing to a more sustainable future.

LEVC was delighted to bring together three female TX taxi drivers who expressed their pride in being licensed London taxi drivers and their wish to encourage more women into the profession, fostering a more equal and diverse future.

Left to right: Lisa Seymour, Dale Forwood, Marie Samuels, Brooke McCreaner

Dale Forwood, London taxi driver, Texas owner and YouTube enthusiast, said: “Being a taxi driver in London is a wonderful job, recognized around the world, and open to everyone. I am very well received by a predominantly male profession. It offers you a good work-family balance, with flexible hours. I strongly encourage more women to become licensed drivers and continue to break the stigma against taxi drivers. It is also a woman’s job. »

London TX taxi driver Marie Samuels commented: “I love being a female taxi driver because any woman from any background can do it and I want to encourage all women to learn the knowledge and feel confident to become one.”

London TX taxi driver Lisa Seymour commented: “As a mother of two, this is the perfect job for me as it is flexible and allows me to work with my children. I found it very difficult at first and it makes me so proud to have gotten to where I am, not only am I driving a taxi but now teaching others how to be a taxi driver. All women can do it and I’m so glad we’re breaking down the stigma.

LEVC’s Electric TX Taxi Eliminates Range Anxiety, Minimizes CO2 emissions and optimizes profitability thanks to its unique eCity technology. It offers an all-electric, zero-emissions range of 64 miles (103 km) and is capable of a total range of up to 318 miles (512 km) thanks to its innovative range extender technology. Regardless of age, gender or disability, TX is an accessible and inclusive vehicle for all passengers. Wheelchair users can enjoy a forward-facing position, while the TX has flexible onboard space for up to six occupants.

LEVC is also proud to support Think Pink Cabs. Operating in Nottingham, Think Pink taxis are all electric and driven exclusively by female taxi drivers who can choose to carry female passengers only. The philosophy of Think Pink is to provide a safe and high quality service.

Joerg Hofmann, CEO of LEVC, added: “LEVC is proud to support International Women’s Day, and we are committed to #BreakTheBias. It’s inspiring to hear from these three female London taxi drivers – I hope their stories will encourage more women to enter the London taxi business. I’m also glad they chose to drive the TX, the most advanced taxi in the world.