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Uber is partnering with Transformers: Age of Extinction and offering fans a chance to go for a ride in Optimus Prime. Continue Reading...
Nissan might serve as the sole provider of new taxicabs for New York City after all. Continue Reading...
What does Hong Kong have in common with New York City, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles? Other than being a large, cosmopolitan metropolis it’s also the latest municipality to select Ford’s Transit Connect Taxi for duty. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
General Motors announced today that it will begin selling a small cargo van based on heavily on Nissan’s NV200. Continue Reading...
American taxi fleets will be allowed to buy electric cars from Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams (BYD) despite the brand’s choice not to offer at the consumer level. Continue Reading...
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. Continue Reading...
Among the many cars soon to sit in garages around the globe, Nissan had a different kind of common car parked at its Paris pavilion today: the “Taxi of Tomorrow.” Continue Reading...
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to make the Nissan NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” van its next official taxi, a deal that will grant the right to provide the city’s cabs for a decade. Continue Reading...
Canadians have it pretty easy. They get free healthcare, dirt-cheap college tuition and now free taxi rides… Continue Reading...
A pair of Chevrolet Impala taxi cabs were seized and their drivers are facing “stunt driving” charges out in Toronto, Ontario Canada when they were caught street racing on Canada’s longest street, Younge Street. Those charged with stunt driving will have their license seized for seven days and face a fine between $2,000 to $10,000…. Continue Reading...
With the outdated Crown Victoria taxi being put to rest, the competition to select the future NYC cab has turned into a fierce fight.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… Continue Reading...
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… Continue Reading...
The city of New York has chosen Nissan as the supplier for the next generation of taxi cabs. This decision will give Nissan an exclusive 10-year contract for the city’s massive fleet totaling 13,200 taxis. The Nissan design was chosen over the Ford Transit Connect van as well as a design from Turkish builder Karzan…. Continue Reading...
The London taxi is a rolling landmark. It is as recognizable as Big Ben or Buckingham Palace, and the reason for that is, it hasn’t changed all that much in the last 50 years. But it can all change very soon if Europe’s biggest car maker can have its way, as Volkswagen has just introduced… Continue Reading...
Red Bull has done some impressive things lately with their marketing involving all forms of motorsports. This time around, they took their Toyota Camry NASCAR race car, tossed in their driver Scott Speed and headed out to Chicago. But it wasn’t to attend a race or put their car on display. They slapped on a… Continue Reading...
Seriously, how can we live in a country where this can happen? Last Saturday, Jonathan Schoenakase of Quincy, Illinois was arrested for operating the pictured vehicle, a courtesy shuttle home from local bars to keep drunk drivers off the road. Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, local taxi companies lobbied to make it illegal…. Continue Reading...
The yellow Ford Crown Victoria taxi is so common in New York City that it’s almost an icon just like the Yankees or the Empire State Building. As Crown Victoria production winds down, cab drivers are digging in their heels in the city’s bid to replace the big, rear drive V8 powered sedans with hybrids… Continue Reading...
The Chinese city of Shenzen recieved a fleet of 40 electric taxicabs last week, marking a historic milestone for China and electric vehicles. The taxis, made by Chinese automaker BYD have a top speed of 140 km/h, and are capable of getting 300 miles on a single charge.BYD, backed by American investor Warren Buffet, is… Continue Reading...
With it’s small size, tight turning radius, interior capacity relating to its size and decent fuel economy, the Transit Connect is seen as a logical alternative to the Vic taxi by some. Continue Reading...
As German magazine Autobild reported, a Porsche Panamera Turbo taxi has been providing high-speed transit in Stuttgart and they’ve got the video evidence to prove it. Check it out after the jump. The question this raises is, how much longer before an all-out taxi war heats up in Germany at the ultimate public toll road,… Continue Reading...
The future is nearly here. Better Place, a company devoted to developing rapid battery swap systems, will have its first station on-line by May 2010. According to Green Car Advisor, the first Tokyo station will serve Nihon Kotsu, one of the city’s largest taxi firms. “These taxis average about 300 kilometers a day each, so… Continue Reading...