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

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 company that purpose-builds taxis for the city--and its latest product, a range-extended electric cab, is drawing praise from... read more

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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 


 
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 Hindustan Ambassador BS4 diesel

New Clean-Ish Diesel For World's Oldest Production Car (In India)

You've likely never heard of a Hindustan Ambassador--and unless you're an old British-car geek, you've certainly never seen a Morris Oxford Series III. But the... read more July 28, 2013 by  7


 
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Can Smartphone Apps & Carsharing Really Cut Cars On The Road?

Sometimes, change is painful, devastating -- just ask the folks at Blockbuster Video or the residents of any neighborhood that's been split by new freeways. Sometimes, change... read more July 15, 2013 by  1


 
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


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD e6 Electric Taxi Fleet Launched In Hong Kong To Cut Pollution

It might not be going on sale to U.S. consumers, but the BYD e6 will eventually appear in the U.S. in commercial fleets--perhaps to a taxi stand near you. Taxi duties seem to... read more May 23, 2013 by  4


 
BYD e6

BYD e6 Chinese Electric Car Won't Be Sold To Consumers In U.S.

BYD, a company struggling to sell its e6 electric crossover in its home market, has decided it won't be sold at all to private customers in the U.S. Instead, says the ChinaEV... read more May 8, 2013 by 


 
2009 Ford Escape Hybrid New York taxi (Image: eBay Motors)

Used High-Mileage Hybrids, Yellow Taxi Paint Thrown In For Free

We've talked about the longevity of hybrid cars on several occasions before, usually when some myth about batteries dying at ridiculously short intervals comes up. But just... read more April 30, 2013 by  6


 
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


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

Formerly Hybrid-Hating NYC Cab Owners Slam Taxi Of Tomorrow...Because It's Not Hybrid (Yet)

New York cabbies love their hybrid taxis--they're far more efficient than previous taxi designs, and proving incredibly reliable too. But those hybrids are under threat from... read more April 1, 2013 by  8


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Japan's Electric Taxis Falling Out Of Favor With Drivers

All is not well with Japan's electric taxi drivers. Two years ago, in February 2011, the city of Osaka introduced a fleet of fifty Nissan Leaf taxis. The deal was a... read more February 22, 2013 by  52


 
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