One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

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 enjoying the Nissan Leaf he's driving as part of the city's electric vehicle trials. In fact, driver Uppkar Singh Thind described... read more

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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

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


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