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

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 interests of taxi owners, and you get an ongoing battle. The latest skirmish is a concession by the NYC Taxi and Limousine... read more

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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


 
Better Place Battery Swap Station

Coda, Better Place Team Up To Make SF Electric Taxi Fleet

Back in 2010, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency was awarded a $7 million regional grant to oversee a fleet of 61 electric taxi cabs, complete with four... read more October 15, 2012 by  1


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

Nissan's Taxi Of Tomorrow Could Kill Off NYC's Hybrid Taxis

Just as London has its iconic black cabs, New York would be a distinctly different place without thousands of Ford Crown Victorias cruising its streets, in their distinctive... read more September 21, 2012 by  2


 
Nissan e-NV200

Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van Headed To U.S. For Testing

Over the past year, we’ve seen quite a bit of Nissan’s e-NV200, an all-electric minivan, and its taxi-based variant. A cross between the gasoline NV2000, a... read more September 20, 2012 by  0


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

New York's City Council Wants Electric Taxis: Why?

If you want to change things in New York City, it pays to take the long view. Some real-estate deals take decades to assemble, with families hanging onto key development... read more September 5, 2012 by  3


 
Ford Escape Hybrid Taxi

UberX Service Offers Hybrid Cars, Lower Fares In NY, San Francisco

A car service, not for the rich, but for the rest of us. It’s a novel idea, and its time has come, thanks to on-demand car service startup Uber, which will soon start... read more August 10, 2012 by  2


 
Nissan NV200 London Taxi

Nissan’s New London Taxi Cab Could Be Electric Too

They’re as well-known as The Houses of Parliament or Harrods luxury department store, but soon London’s iconic black taxi cabs could be getting an all-electric... read more August 8, 2012 by  3


 
Uber luxury sedan hiring app

Uber App To Connect Riders And Drivers Now Legal In D.C., At Last

Uber, a San Francisco-based startup company that provides on-demand private drivers to customers through its smartphone app, has had an especially bumpy ride since launching... read more July 12, 2012 by  1


 

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