EcoCity vehicles roar ahead

Revenues at Eco City Vehicles, the developer and supplier of the London licensed Mercedes Vito taxi, grew 38 per cent in the year to 31 December as the firm benefitted from the collapse of rival Manganese Bronze last year. Eco City said that sales of its new Vito taxis increased 77 per cent to £19.7m from £11.1m a year ago, while market share in London increased to 40 per cent – up from 23 per cent in 2011. The firm’s losses fell from £2.2m to £187,000.