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

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 promise, and a significant engineering push will be needed to make it happen. But already, several manufacturers are working on... read more

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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


 
Traffic

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 0


 
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


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

Toyota Doesn't Seek Hybrid Taxi Sales--Cabbies Just Love Them Anyway

Taken a taxi anywhere recently? Nowadays, there's a pretty good chance that if you have, it's been a hybrid--low running costs and great reliability records are starting to... read more January 22, 2013 by 12


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Electric Taxis From Nissan, BYD To Serve Hong Kong's Smoggy Streets?

With Hong Kong's poor air quality responsible for thousands of deaths every year, the city is desperately seeking ways to curb escalating pollution. Plans to take many of the... read more January 4, 2013 by 1


 

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