London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

Few vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever. While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new... read more

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Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by 

Nissan NV200 Taxi

NYC's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few... read more June 26, 2015 by 

2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies. It was first mentioned... read more April 9, 2015 by 

Taxi Electric Tesla Model S taxi in Amsterdam

Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too. Model S... read more October 28, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S taxi in Stavanger, Norway  [photo: Andrew Henderson]

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

What kind of taxis do you ride in? Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? Our bet is that unless you've recently spent some time in... read more June 27, 2014 by 

eConnect Cars Nissan Leaf taxi

Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. They tend to do frequent short runs... read more June 12, 2014 by 

London's taxi drivers try out new range-extended electric Metrocab

New Range-Extended Electric London Cab A 'Masterpiece,' Says Mayor After Test Drive

London has some of the worst inner-city pollution of any city in Europe, but legislators and automakers are now working hard to correct that. Among them is Metrocab, a... read more April 2, 2014 by 

Nissan NV200 'Taxi of Tomorrow' in New York City livery, road test, Dec 2013

Nissan NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Not Fast, But Great For Riders

If you're driving into rural areas to spend time with nature, there's nothing more noticeable than a bright yellow New York City taxi cab to do it in. A couple of months ago... read more February 25, 2014 by 

Frazer-Nash Metrocab London taxi

Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson. That's quite a... read more January 23, 2014 by 

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

NYC Issues Roadmap For Electrifying One Third Of Taxis By 2020

The electrification of New York City streets is continuing. In addition to passing legislation that will make 20 percent of new parking spaces electric-car ready, the city... read more January 17, 2014 by 

Metrocab range-extended London taxi unveiled by mayor Boris Johnson

New Electric Taxi To Make London's Black Cabs A Little Greener

London's famous retro-style black taxis are as much a part of the landscape as Buckingham Palace or the Houses of Parliament, but so too is the pollution they create. The... read more December 26, 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 

2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Could Google Buy Tesla? Should It?

Speculating on what will happen to Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] can be endlessly entertaining, and the discussions have taken up terabytes of server space already. But last week... 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 


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