2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi: More Space, Less Fuel

2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi: More Space, Less Fuel
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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...

New NYC Taxi Rules Approved, Nissan NV200 Lives On

New NYC Taxi Rules Approved, Nissan NV200 Lives On
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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. Continue Reading...

NY Court Rules Against Nissan NV200 Exclusive Taxicab Rights

NY Court Rules Against Nissan NV200 Exclusive Taxicab Rights
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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. Continue Reading...

Nissan ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Previewed: Paris Motor Show

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Nissan ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Previewed: Paris Motor Show
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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...

Nissan NV200 Officially Voted Exclusive New York Taxi

Nissan NV200 Officially Voted Exclusive New York Taxi
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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...

Taxis Seized For Street Racing in Toronto, Canada [Video]

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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...

Ford Transit Connect Approved For NYC Taxi Duty

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Ford Transit Connect Approved For NYC Taxi Duty
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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 Begins Global Proving Tests For NV200 Based Electric Vehicles

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Nissan Begins Global Proving Tests For NV200 Based Electric Vehicles
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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...

Nissan NV to Replace Ford Crown Vic as Official New York City Taxi

Nissan NV to Replace Ford Crown Vic as Official New York City Taxi
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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...

Volkswagen London Taxi Concept EV Unveiled

Volkswagen London Taxi Concept EV Unveiled
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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 Turns NASCAR Toyota Camry Race Car Into a Chicago Taxi [video]

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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...

Good Samaritan Arrested for Driving Drunks Home

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Good Samaritan Arrested for Driving Drunks Home
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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...

New York City Cab Drivers Resist Hybrids, Speak Up For Ford Crown Victoria

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New York City Cab Drivers Resist Hybrids, Speak Up For Ford Crown Victoria
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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...

Electric Taxis Roll Out In China

Electric Taxis Roll Out In China
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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...

Boston is First to Adopt Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Duty

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Boston is First to Adopt Ford Transit Connect for Taxi Duty
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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...

Porsche Panamera Turbo Taxi. Can a ‘Ring Version be Far Off?

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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...

Report: Better Place to Begin Test of EV Battery Swap Station in Japan

Report: Better Place to Begin Test of EV Battery Swap Station in Japan
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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...