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You know Nissan’s Leaf; you also likely know of Nissan’s NV200 commercial vehicle. Nissan is now launching an electric version of the NV200, called e-NV200, which combines the electric drivetrain architecture of the Leaf to its commercial vehicle. The e-NV200 thus becomes the company’s second 100 percent electric vehicle. Nissan stated as a commercial vehicle […]

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First impressions were very positive after the initial test drive of Metrocab’s Range Extended Electric London Taxi. This all-new British-built and engineered Range Extended Electric (REE) has been tested during this first official drive by London’s taxi drivers and Mayor Boris Johnson. Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) General Secretary Steve McNamara, and London Cab Drivers […]

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Audi is getting involved in a tracking tool hoping to reduce emissions while commuting. MIT, in partnership with Audi and GE, launched HubCab, which it describes as a transportation tracking tool aimed at reducing commuting congestion, decreasing vehicle emissions and lowering the cost of mobility infrastructure. HubCab explained it tracks more than 150 million taxi […]

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Following New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles, Ford adds Hong Kong to the list of global cities using its Transit Connect in Taxi form. All-new this model year, Ford’s Transit Connect Taxi unveiled today in Hong Kong comes equipped with a Ford-engineered, clean-burning liquefied petroleum gas fuel system. It is designed to run […]

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Commercial minivans are going after the taxi vehicle market; following Nissan’s NV200 in NY, Ford is introducing a new version of its Transit. Ford introduced the all-new 2014 Transit Connect Taxi by explaining it provides best-in-class performance, low operating costs, and improved comfort and flexibility for the North American taxi market. The redesigned Ford Transit […]

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New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow vision is about to be realized in just a few months and the vehicle is getting ready for production. Later this fall, the all-new and completely redesigned taxis are due on the city’s streets. This comes just two years after Nissan won a bid to redesign and supply the […]

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Nissan and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot, one using the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan, the city, the taxi industry and the public understand how zero emission vehicles can be integrated into […]

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45 BYD electric taxis will contribute to electrify Hong Kong City’s public transport. The city has plans to replace diesel buses and LPG taxis with electric-powered vehicles. Experts anticipate that this will reduce Hong Kong’s vehicle emissions by nearly 56 percent. BYD concurrently unveiled its plan to introduce e6 pure electric taxis in the region […]

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Starting this month, the city of Rio de Janeiro has its own electric taxi program with an initial pair of Nissan Leaf. The program is a partnership between the Rio de Janeiro City Government, Nissan do Brasil (NBA) and Petrobras Distribuidora. In the first phase, two Nissan Leaf taxis will be available in Rio. By […]

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About 70 taxi drivers in México have been driving fully electric Nissan Leafs for more than a year now as part of a pilot program launched in 2011. The project’s objective is to showcase the car’s technology while building experience and evidence of the Nissan Leaf potential under various driving conditions in Mexico. “The car […]

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