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 makeover courtesy of an electric taxi being tested by Nissan. The news was announced at the London launch of the NV200 taxi cab, a diesel-powered variant of the gasoline NV200 taxi cab that helped Nissan win a $1 billion, ten-year exclusive contract to become the official supplier of New York Taxi Cabs from 2013. Nissan says its diesel-powered NV200 black Hackney carriage will receive official London Taxi certification...
Las Vegas Gambles On Chevrolet Volt For City Fleet
Las Vegas is better known for its excess than its frugality, but city bosses are turning that image around by trialling a fleet of electric cars, the first of which is GM's range-extended electric vehicle, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. The trial will make the city the only government agency in the state...Antony Ingram
BMW's UK MINI E Test Ends: Drivers Happy, But...
A few months after BMW and MINI's electric car study ended in the United States, a similar scheme run in the U.K. has also come to a close, and the results are in... ...and if you've read the results of the American tests, the figures coming from the U.K. will all look very familiar. Basically, all...Antony Ingram
Nissan Prepares NV200 Electric Minivan For Global Trials
Nissan took the next step in its aim to become the world leader in electric vehicle technology yesterday with the announcement that it was starting a global test program for an all-electric minivan. Based on the versatile NV200 minivan platform currently popular in Europe and Japan with delivery...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Volvo to Start European C30 Electric Car Test Leases This Summer
Volvo has just announced that it is about to start the second phase of its all-electric C30 test program with a 250 strong fleet later this summer. The Swedish automaker has been working on the electric version of its C30 coupe for some time now, and already has a small test-fleet of 50 cars...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield