Tesla to sell 200 electric cars to Dubai taxi service

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If you wanted to start a green taxi service—and had ample funds to do so—Tesla electric cars would seem to be a good choice. The Model S and Model X offer plenty of interior space and range, and their popularity would like raise the profile of any taxi service using them. So perhaps it's not surprising that the Dubai Taxi Corporation. Tesla Motors taxi Dubai Autonomous cars plug-in cars self-driving cars Tesla Autopilot

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More Than 500 Nissan Electric Cars In Taxi Service Now

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Taxis make up a large part of the traffic in cities, and in the same way it's proved popular with individual owners, the Nissan Leaf electric car appears to have the favor of cabbies. The Leaf--along with the e-NV200 electric van--is becoming more common in taxi. taxi plug-in cars fleet Nissan Leaf Taxi Nissan e-NV200On any given city street, only a portion of the vehicles are private passenger cars.

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Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

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Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered to Parisian taxi service STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien) this week. Europe hydrogen taxi hydrogen fuel cell fleet Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell

DC's electric-taxi drivers have no public place to charge, they say

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Unfortunately for taxi cab drivers in Washington D.C., taxi charging infrastructure Charging stationsThe availability of charging stations for electric cars is likely to remain a major factor for many would-be owners as plug-in cars become more popular. While the United States boasts tens of thousands of charging stations, some areas remain better-covered than others. the lack of charging. Washington, D.C.

Toyota Prius Taxi Logs More Than 600,000 Miles; Batteries Last, Apparently (Video)

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One of the best ways to reassure potential hybrid drivers of the cars' general durability is to look to the hybrid taxis plying the streets of many world cities. Taxis cover far more miles each year than the. Videos Austria taxi

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London taxis to run on hydrogen power

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Green cars Hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel Latest news 2012 London Olympic Games green taxis hydrogen taxis hydrogen-powered taxis HyTEC Consortium london London taxis Mayor of LondonWith the 2012 London Olympic Games edging closer, a new project has introduced 15 hydrogen powered London black cabs and five hydrogen powered Suzuki Bergmann scooters into the city.

Hyundai Motor to hand over 60 additional Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell cars to Paris-based electric taxi start-up

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Hyundai Motor will hand over 60 ix35 Fuel Cell cars to the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien). The 60 new ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles will not add to the 17,000 taxis already in circulation in and around Paris; they replacing gasoline and diesel-powered cars.

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Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype to appear in Detroit

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taxi drivers. In some cities, you're just as likely to find Transit Connect taxis plying the streets as traditional sedans—especially in taxi-rich New York City. Detroit Auto Show taxiThe Ford Transit Connect small van has proven popular among U.S. But now Ford plans to put a new—and greener—spin on this workaday vehicle. DON'T MISS: Ford plans.

Nissan has more than 550 electric taxis on European roads

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With more than 550 electric taxis on European roads, Nissan is now Europe’s best-selling manufacturer of 100% electric taxis. During 2015, more than 100 electric vehicles were delivered to taxi companies across Europe. Nissan electric vehicles—the Nissan LEAF and the e-NV200, a passenger and light commercial vehicle—are becoming increasingly popular among European taxi businesses, with the Netherlands and the UK topping Nissan’s e-taxi league table.

Tesla Model S Electric Car: Simply The World's Coolest Taxi

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What kind of taxis do you ride in? Our bet is that unless you''ve recently spent some time in Norway, you haven''t ridden in a Tesla taxi. Battered old Crown Vics? High-mileage Toyota Priuses or Ford Escape Hybrids? DON''T MISS: Envy The Man Who Owns Seven Tesla Electric Cars (In Norway) Given that country''s huge incentives for purchasing and

Taxi GPS data could unsnarl traffic in developing regions, World Bank says

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In most cities, some portion of that traffic has typically been made up of taxis and, more recently, cars linked to ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. GPS Infrastructure taxi fleetAll around the world, streams of cars clog streets and highways, creating colossal traffic jams and putting continual stress on infrastructure.

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NYC's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan Upheld By Highest State Court

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Back in 2011, New York City chose a new vehicle to replace the majority of its taxi fleet, then a hodgepodge of Ford Crown Victoria sedans, various hybrid models, and a few minivans. Dubbed the "Taxi of Tomorrow," that vehicle is an adapted version of the Nissan NV200 small van. The decision to standardize New York's roughly 13,000 medallion taxi. New York taxi plug-in cars fleet Nissan e-NV200

NYC Mandates Non-Hybrid Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Good Thing Or Bad?

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After a series of court challenges, New York City finally has a new standard yellow taxi cab. DON'T MISS: Nissan NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow': Not Fast, But Great For Riders As of September 1, all new. New York taxi Nissan e-NV200 UberIt's not a hybrid, and it's not electric. It's also not particularly fast. But it is by far the best and nicest cab most riders will have seen in decades.

London Taxi opens £300M plant for range-extended EV taxis; announces second model, an LCV

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The London Taxi Company (LTC) officially opened the UK’s first car plant dedicated solely to the production of range-extended electric vehicles. The new vehicle plant in Ansty, Coventry, will build the world’s first purpose-built, mass-market electric taxi.

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Electric taxis go into operation

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The streets of Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province are now a little bit cleaner after 40 battery electric taxis went into operation. The vehicles are based on BYD’s e6 with Shenzhen the first city to put electric taxis in operation in China. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Build Your Dreams BYD BYD Auto BYD e6 BYD e6 electric taxi electric taxis Guangdong Province Shenzhen City

One New York Cabbie Loves His Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi

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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.

Rotterdam using BYD e6 for electric taxi fleet

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Rotterdam Taxi Centre (RTC), one of the biggest taxi operators in the Netherlands, is switching to electric taxis and has put into service two BYD e6 models, following successful extensive operation with an e6 model. e6 electric taxi.

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Tesla Taxis In Holland Follow Norway In All-Electric Green Cabs

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The Tesla Model S electric car has garnered plenty of praise from individual owners, but a handful of operators are finding that it works pretty well as a taxi, too. Model S taxis are already operating Norway--where generous electric-car incentives make the Tesla one of the country''s best-selling vehicles--and now Holland is following Norway''s

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Electric taxi firm aims to revolutionise London taxi industry

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Based in Canary Wharf, eConnect Cars is helping revolutionise the London taxi industry by providing 10[.].

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Spanish cities deploy electric taxi fleet

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Electric taxis are the order of the day in Madrid and Barcelona; where a fleet of Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric vehicles are set to go to work.

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Fuel-cell range extender for Nissan e-NV200 electric taxis announced by Symbio

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hydrogen taxi Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleet Nissan e-NV200Advocates of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell cars are often at odds over which powertrain technology is the more practical solution to reducing emissions. But French firm Symbio continues to experiment with ways to combine the two. It fits hydrogen fuel cells as range extenders for battery-electric vehicles, primarily small delivery vans.

Nissan, Metrocab Work On 2018 London Zero-Emission-Taxi Target

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Starting in 2018, all new taxis in London will need to be capable of running as zero-emission vehicles--a policy recently announced by Mayor Boris Johnson. But already, several manufacturers are working on taxis to help make the British capital a cleaner

Hail “Taxi!” and it might be an electric car-wherever you are

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Nissan''s all-electric LEAF car is increasingly finding work as a taxi car, as taxi companies clock on to the affordable running costs of a battery-powered model.

China to replace 70,000 gasoline cabs with electric cars

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China's latest effort to promote electric cars focuses on taxis in its capital city of Beijing. Now the city also plans to replace its entire fleet of gasoline taxis with electric cars. emissions China taxi plug-in cars fleetThe country that is now the world's largest new-car market already offers generous purchase incentives for electric cars bought by individuals. DON'T MISS.

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Bhutan Mulls Turning All Taxis Into Nissan Leaf Electric Cars

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Several cities are considering using Nissan Leaf electric cars as taxis, but no place has yet replaced every single taxi with the battery-electric hatchback. Soon, that may be the case in the small Asian nation of Bhutan, where Leafs could become more common (proportionally) than anywhere else in the world. According to the Financial Times (via

Florence taxi drivers choose Nissan LEAF

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Last year, the municipality of Florence, Italy called a tender notice that involved 70 new electric taxi licenses, all of which have now been allocated. Nissan LEAF is now the most popular EV taxi in Florence after 67 taxi owners decided to buy a Nissan LEAF ENEL EDITION. With this initiative, Florence joins big European cities like Madrid that has more than 100 Nissan LEAF taxis, Amsterdam with a fleet of 100 taxis (including Nissan LEAF and e-NV200), and Budapest.

World’s first electric taxi set for Tokyo debut

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The world’s first purpose-built electric taxi will make its global debut at the 43rd Tokyo Motor Show in November.

Mayor of London announces zero emission taxi deadline

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Just yesterday we gave you details of a new range extended taxi cab for London (see ''New range extended taxi cab could save cabbies up to ?40 40 a day''): and now the Mayor of London has issued a deadline by which all new taxi cabs must be zero emission.

News in brief: Tokyo gains electric taxis

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Anyone catching a taxi in the Japanese capital of Tokyo can now do so without having to worry about their impact on the environment. That’s because Hinomaru Limousine Company has introduced two Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric taxis into service around Tokyo Station. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mitsubishi electric taxis Hinomaru Limousine Company Mitsubishi i-MiEV Tokyo

Cabbies test London’s new electric range-extended taxi

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London’s new electric range-extended cab has been tested by real-life taxi drivers and the city’s Mayor, Boris Johnson for the first time.

London's Black Cabs To Be Range-Extended Electrics, With Chinese Help

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While the styling will remain recognizable, London taxis are about to get a significant overhaul--with help from a Chinese benefactor. The London Taxi Company (LTC) unveiled its new model last week, and announced a major investment by. Geely taxi plug-in cars London Range-Extended Electric Vehicle fleetFew vehicles are more iconic than London's black cabs, but that doesn't mean they have to stay the same forever.

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Toyota, KDDI and Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association begin verification testing for connected taxis; big data for new services

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation and KDDI Corporation, together with the Tokyo Hire-Taxi Association (THTA), have begun verification testing on data collection for making connected taxis a reality.

First EV taxi firm hits 150,000 all-electric miles

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More than 37,000 fares have made use of the country’s first electric minicab firm, allowing St Austell-based C&C Taxis to clock up no less than 150,000 miles all-electric miles.

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BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

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Ten fully electric cars begin work in London this week with private hire firm, Thriev. In total, the firm has an order in place for 20 of BYD’s e6 fully-electric cars, to help provide its customers with a clean alternative way to travel. The vehicles will use a rapid charger produced by BYD to r[.].

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NYC 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Rule Deemed Unlawful; Fatal Blow?

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And with that sentence, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Schlomo Hagler ruled yesterday that New York City''s plan to standardize its 14,000 medallion taxis is unlawful. Taxi owners rejoiced. The power to contract and compel medallion owners to purchase the Nissan NV200 from Nissan for 10 years does not exist in the City Charter.

Electric Volkswagen Bus Teased Again: Will It Be Real This Time?

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It was first mentioned fully five years ago, when Volkswagen showed an all-electric taxi concept based on an updated minivan with all the design cues of the VW Bus. Future Cars taxi plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Volkswagen Bulli Concept Nissan e-NV200 The idea is as cool as it is durable: An all-electric reincarnation of the classic Volkswagen Bus, beloved people carrier of the Sixties and Seventies.

Nissan’s New London Taxi Cab Could Be Electric Too

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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

Green Tomato Cars cans deal for 50 BYD electric taxi cars

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A deal to bring more than 50 electric taxis onto London’s roads has been scrapped.

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NYC Officially Launches Nissan Leaf Electric Taxi Program

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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 Michael Bloomberg joined with Nissan officials to announce that six Nissan Leaf taxis would go into service this spring.

Nissan launches LEAF “taxi” campaign in London

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A fleet of zero-emission Nissan LEAFs will be driving around London on the 23 rd and 24 th June, offering free taxi rides. Nissan is also using the activity to gather consumer feedback on a potential taxi of the future. The fleet of Nissan LEAF EVs will be based at their very own “taxi rank'” at the Truman Brewery, near Liverpool St Station and will be giving free rides to destinations across London—as far west as Turnham Green or to the O2 Arena in the east.

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