People in one of the UK’s pollution hotspots will be able to breathe air that’s as clean as that found at Peak District National Park this summer, thanks to a new fleet of black cabs that have been fitted with innovative air cleaners, containing unique patented nano carbon filtration technology.
This technology works to remove up to 97
per cent of particulate matter (PM2.5) and up to 95 per cent of nitrogen dioxide (NO 2) from the air inside the cab within ten minutes.
Ten electric cabs will hit London today, showcasing the technology in one of the most polluted cities in the UK.
All cabs have been fitted with cutting-edge air filtration technology from Airlabs, the world’s leading pioneers in clean air technology, as recent statistics reveal that forty towns and cities in the UK are breaking World Health Organisation guideline limits for fine particle pollution.
Created as part of a new partnership between Barclays and Airlabs, the ‘Barclays Air cabs’ will be available for hire on London’s roads for twelve weeks this summer – and for two days (3 rd
and 4 th July) the cabs will be free of charge for journeys in zones 1 and 2, so more Londoners can get a lungful of fresh air.