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

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 plan has now been curtailed, at least to some degree, by a state Supreme Court ruling that the city's plan to standardize its... read more

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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


 
Hybrid New York Taxi by Flickr user Yodel Anecdotal

U.S. Taxis Get Greener; Hybrid & Electric Cabs Increasing

For decades, the stalwart of the taxi ranks has been the full-size sedan. Sturdy, simple and cheap to buy, cars like Ford's Crown Victoria have become part of the landscape... read more December 18, 2012 by 6


 
Ford Escape Hybrid New York Taxi. Image by Flickr user Jason Tabarias

NYC's Hybrid Taxis Stay On The Road As Sandy Gas Shortages Hit

As the U.S. East coast copes with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and New York City breathes life back into its flooded 105-year old subway system, public transit is... read more November 2, 2012 by 4


 
BYD e6 electric crossover to be used by London taxi fleet greentomatocars

BYD e6 Electric Crossover Will Be London Taxi, Still MIA In U.S.

The city of London, England is set to have its first all-electric taxi fleet from the second quarter of 2013. Taxi company greentomatocars and Chinese carmaker BYD have... read more October 24, 2012 by 1


 

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