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 |  Aug 01 2014, 11:32 AM

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New Yorkers shopping for a used car have a little bit less to worry about thanks to a new rule that bans the sale of cars with outstanding recall repairs by used car dealers.

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 7:45 AM

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There’s a public transport war raging in New York City.

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 |  Jun 12 2014, 9:25 AM

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Nissan might serve as the sole provider of new taxicabs for New York City after all.

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 |  Oct 07 2013, 7:30 PM

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Meet the newest face of Cadillac’s flagship luxury SUV: the 2015 Escalade, which was just revealed in New York City.

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 |  Jun 28 2013, 8:32 AM

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The Nissan NV200 will live on as the “Taxi of Tomorrow” as the Taxi and Limousine Commission has amended the rules, allowing cab operators to purchase a hybrid alternative to the NV200 minivan, at least until Nissan comes out with its hybrid variant.

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 |  Jun 12 2013, 12:32 PM

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To someone unfamiliar with the place, New York City traffic seems as devoid of laws as a WWF Royal Rumble.

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 |  May 25 2013, 11:07 AM

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The New York supreme court has ruled in favor of opening up the market in the state to various hybrid taxicabs, curbing the Nissan NV200′s plans of becoming the exclusive Taxi of Tomorrow.

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 |  Dec 12 2012, 1:02 PM

Anyone who thought the deal Nissan inked for a 10-year monopoly on providing New York’s taxi cabs wouldn’t cause trouble had better think again.

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 |  Jul 22 2011, 3:40 PM

With the outdated Crown Victoria taxi being put to rest, the competition to select the future NYC cab has turned into a fierce fight.

Three different models were chosen to be tested including the Nissan NV200, Ford Transit Connect and the Turkish entry, the Karsan V1. Ultimately the NV200 was chosen to serve for the next ten years, but the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) could approve other vehicles for the fleet. The Transit Connect was among the vehicles selected for approval, and taxi companies can choose to add the Ford van as well. New York will join Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia where officials have approved Transit Connect Taxis for use.

“For decades, Ford has been synonymous with New York City taxis, and we are pleased residents and tourists now will benefit from our next-generation vehicle,” said Mark Fields, Ford president of The Americas.

 |  Jul 04 2011, 4:44 PM

Nissan has launched a global proving test program for their compact electric commercial vehicle NV200.

The Japanese automaker began the test with Japan Post Service. The postal service will be provided with the NV200 to carry out postal collection for two months in Yokohama. The vehicle will be tested in real world conditions to help fine tune small aspects of the NV200. Testing will begin soon in Europe with the vehicle as well.

The testing on this vehicle is vital as it will serve as the next generation New York taxi. The vehicle has been present in Japan and European markets since 2009 and the van has won numerous awards.

“The role that can be played by zero emissions vehicles in promoting a balance between economic growth and environmental protection in the realm of logistics is large” said Nissan Corporate Vice President Hideto Murakami, who is responsible for the Global LCV Business Unit. “We will certainly reflect the customer feedback gained from these proving tests in our future product development, and I expect that our commercial electric vehicles based on the NV200 will contribute to our customers’ business and to the development of a sustainable society”.