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Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

Electric 'Vintage Car' Proposed To Replace NYC Horse Carriages: New York Auto Show

Animal rights and electric cars don't usually intersect much, but a long-running New York City battle has produced one of the more unusual electric-car designs shown in public. At the New York Auto Show last week, a very large electric vehicle--effectively a larger-than-life electric scale model of... read more

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Central Park horse-drawn carriage. Photo by Flickr user Tomas Fano.

Electric Cars To Replace NYC's Iconic Horse-Drawn Carriages, New Mayor Says

New York City has a new mayor, which means it's time for some changes. Specifically, Bill de Blasio wants to change how tourists get around Central Park. At a news conference... read more January 5, 2014 by 


 
CitiBike NYC racks in Manhattan, by Margaret Bedore (CC 3.0)

Renewable 'Pedal Power' To Light Times Square Ball Tonight

Never let it be said that New York City doesn't get everything it can out of its 50 million-plus tourist visitors each year. In this case, it's pedal-powered energy to offset... read more December 31, 2013 by 


 
2012 Mitsubishi i electric car, New York City, August 2012

NYC Law To Make 20 Percent Of New Parking Spaces Electric-Car Ready

Soon, New York City's electric-car drivers will have an easier time finding a parking space. A new law will make 20 percent of the city's off-street parking charger-ready... read more December 11, 2013 by 


 
Hevo wireless electric car charging station

NYC 'Manhole Covers' To Hide Resonance Chargers For Electric Cars

Imagine a future where electric-car charging stations are so well integrated into the cityscape that you literally wouldn't notice one even if you were standing on top of it... read more October 22, 2013 by 


 
Toyota Camry Hybrid NYC Taxi [Photo: Flickr user gomattolson]

Will NYC Taxis End Up The Same Mix Of Hybrids As Any Other City?

So what will New York City's next taxi be? As little as a week ago, you might have assumed that Nissan's NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' would become the dominant cab in NYC. That... read more October 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Rule Deemed Unlawful; Fatal Blow?

The power to contract and compel medallion owners to purchase the Nissan NV200 from Nissan for 10 years does not exist in the City Charter. And with that sentence, Manhattan... read more October 9, 2013 by 


 
New York food cart hooks up to the grid. [Photo by Simply Grid]

Reducing Emissions, One NYC Street-Vendor Cart At A Time

Almost anything can be run on electricity these days. Add to the list, now, even New York City's numerous food carts. In a new pilot program, street vendors are testing out... read more September 13, 2013 by 


 
First Nissan NV200 New York "Taxi of Tomorrow" rolls off the line in Mexico

NYC's Nissan NV200 Taxi Of Tomorrow Rolls Off Lines In Mexico

New York, your Taxi of Tomorrow is on its way--as the first examples have just rolled off the line at its factory in Mexico. Taxi of Tomorrow is another name for Nissan's... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC's Phone Booths To Die; Could Sites Charge Electric Cars Instead?

Aside from movie characters and intoxicated individuals looking for somewhere to relieve themselves, nobody really uses public pay telephones any more. New York City has... read more August 19, 2013 by 


 
Golden Gate Bridge, connecting San Francisco and Marin County, California

Half Of All Electric Cars Are Sold In 5 Cities; Can You Name Them?

Different vehicles appeal to different markets. More than half of all Chevrolet Suburban extra-long full-size sport utility vehicles, for instance, are sold in the state of... read more August 13, 2013 by  47


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

There can be few tougher tests for a car than as a taxi in New York City. Tough roads and even tougher traffic makes the city a workout for any vehicle, but one cabby is... read more July 31, 2013 by  18


 
2014 Nissan NV200 Taxi, New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

OK, NYC Taxis Can Be Hybrids After All, City Says

Politics in New York City are a tough, bruising game. Pit a billionaire Mayor with a desire to make the city work better and cut carbon emissions against the entrenched... read more June 24, 2013 by  9


 
Smart ebike electric bicycle

NYC Bans Electric Bikes (Again), Launches Bike Sharing System

About a month ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a bill that banned electric bikes from the city's streets. (Like all bikes, they're also banned from... read more June 12, 2013 by  38


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt plugged into Coulomb Technologies 240V wall charging unit

Free Electric-Car Charging Illegal On Municipal Property In NY State

You might think that installing a charging station for plug-in electric cars shouldn't be that complicated. It's essentially an electric appliance. But in the city of... read more April 30, 2013 by  4


 
2013 Nissan Leaf electric car tested as taxi in New York City, April 2013

NYC Officially Launches Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi Program

Within a few weeks, a handful of New Yorkers each day will ride in a new kind of taxi: an all-electric Nissan Leaf. On Monday, to celebrate Earth Day, New York City mayor... read more April 24, 2013 by  20


 
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