Meet the Team: Malcolm Linskey
Posted on September 8, 2012
Last but not least, we catch up with Malcolm Linskey, our fifth and final driver to be featured on Cleaner Air for London.
Malcolm is one of the trade's elder statesmen, having started his career as a cabbie 42 years ago. He lists none other than leading American film and television actor, Rock Hudson, as his most famous passenger!
In addition to cab driving, Malcolm owns and manages Knowledge Point, a taxi driver training school based in Islington. He's also an active member of the Worshipful Company of Hackney Carriage Drivers (Past Master 2000) and a member of the Magical Taxi Tour Committee.
Malcolm estimates that he drives roughly 10,000 miles a year, so for him it was important to be involved in the fuel cell electric taxi project because he wants to be part of an initiative that contributes towards cleaner air for all of us to breathe.
He explained, “It's been an amazing experience for me. I've been in the cab trade most of my working life, working with diesels all of the time. To have a vehicle that's so clean; I can see that for the next generation of cab drivers, it's going to be fantastic. The fuel cell electric taxis are also very comfortable to drive!”