British-Chinese taxi, bus models showcased on Xi visit

A TX5 London taxi (L) and a zero-emission red bus are pictured outside Lancaster House in central London, on October 21, 2015Zero-emission prototypes of a classic London taxi and red bus were showcased as models of China-Britain collaboration on the second day of President Xi Jinping’s state visit on Wednesday. Jinping was joined by Prince William and his wife Kate as he was shown the technology during a visit that has focused heavily on wooing Chinese investment. London Taxi Company’s Chinese owner Geely unveiled the TX5, a zero-emission-capable version of the British capital’s iconic black cab, and announced an additional investment of £50 million ($77 million, 68 million euros) in its British arm.

 

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