– Evan Simeon, London Taxi Conpany
The response has been phenomenal. We couldn't have asked for a better welcome. One Perth operator who purchased a fleet of the 50 bright, white used TX4s has already had a stampede of drivers who want to be the first ones to buy a cab and partake in the trial.
We've had a lot of positive interest from ex-pats, both prospective customers and drivers; what has been especially gratifying are the offers from ex-pat London Taxi drivers who not only want to buy one, but have also offered their services to train our Australian drivers on everything from the service to vehicle operation.
London Taxis may be an iconic symbol of the capital, but they are now about to hit the streets a little further away from home - in Perth, Australia.
The cabs will be sporting a new look as well, painted white instead of the traditional black to combat the Australian heat.
The London Taxi Company has exported a test sample of 98 taxis to the Western Australian city where they will under go trials over the next few weeks.