Ford introduces two new taxis: diesel and hybrid

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Ford introduced two new taxis: the new 2019 Transit Connect Taxi and Ford’s most fuel-efficient, purpose-built taxi, the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. The Transit Connect Taxi offers seating for five with a roomy, flexible interior well-suited for livery service.

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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.

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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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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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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Madrid to get world's largest electric taxi fleet of Nissan Leafs

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The Nissan Leaf is not only the world's best-selling electric car, but also probably the world's most popular electric taxi. Leaf taxis operate in several European countries, enduring the same demanding conditions as gasoline, diesel, and hybrid cabs. One of those countries is Spain, and it's about to get a whole lot more Leaf taxis. Green Europe Nissan Leaf Taxi Spain plug-in cars taxi

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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.

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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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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

Montreal Plan: 2,000 Electric Taxis By 2019 To Compete With Uber, Lyft

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Several cities have experimented with electric taxis, but Montreal could soon have one of the largest fleets in operation. A company operating in the Canadian city is undertaking a plan to put 2,000 electric taxis in service by 2019. Canada Montreal taxi plug-in cars fleetThat's the vision of Alexandre Taillefer, one of the "dragons" on the French-language version of the reality show.

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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

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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.

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Toyota developing LPG hybrid taxi for Japan market

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Toyota plans to launch a new taxi for the Japanese market before April 2018, and is currently working on developing an updated version of its JPN Taxi Concept, which made its global debut at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Bespoke higher power version of GKN eAxle for London Taxi range-extended EV

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A bespoke development of GKN’s coaxial eAxle powers the rear wheels of the LEVC (London EV Company, formerly known as London Taxi Company)’s electrified TX model. This level of integration has significant benefits when it comes to packaging the eDrive unit within the new taxi’s chassis.

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Plug-in hybrid London taxi plant opens in U.K., owned by Chinese firm Geely

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The London Taxi Company recently completed a U.K. Europe Geely UK taxi plug-in cars LondonFew vehicles are as iconic as the London black cab, known the world over for its upright shape and ubiquity (although many of them aren't black any more). But under the stewardship of Chinese automaker Geely, the black cab is about to get a green makeover. factory that will build a new version of.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Toyota introduces new LPG hybrid taxi in Japan; trial of lane-specific congestion info from taxi data

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Toyota Motor Corporation has introduced a new taxi vehicle for Japan, the “JPN Taxi.” The taxi is designed to beautifully complement the cityscape while at the same time being easily recognizable as a taxi. JPN Taxi will be available in two grades: Standard and Premium.

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Voyage partners with Renovo for autonomous taxi fleet

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Voyage, a startup in the autonomous taxi space, entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Renovo, a mobility technology company, to license Renovo’s AWare OS for use across its global fleet of automated vehicles. Initial AWare deployments will take place this year in Voyage’s existing commercial community deployments in The Villages in Central Florida and The Villages in San Jose, CA.

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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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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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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.

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Electric Taxis Debut in Tokyo

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is introducing two Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric taxis into service around Tokyo Station—Tokyo’s first in-service electric taxis. Electrically powered cars are already used for taxi service in some regional cities, such as Okayama and Matsuyama, according to the Nikkei. Nikkei.

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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

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

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have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. The partnership will utilize DiDi’s advanced AI technologies to build ride-hailing platforms to enhance efficiency for both taxi operators and drivers. In 2017, taxi drivers completed 1.1

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Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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Using models they built and data from more than 10 million taxi trips in New York City, they found that the cost of service provided by a fleet of shared automated electric vehicles (SAEVs) would be $0.29-$0.61 We suspected you wouldn’t need as much for taxis.

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Toyota to collaborate with Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations on next-gen taxi; role of automated driving

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The Japan Federation of Hire-Taxi Associations and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study on areas for collaboration, so as to develop and introduce the Japanese taxi of the future. Toyota is now developing a next-generation taxi.

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Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept to be used as race taxi in Formula E; “virtuality turns into reality”

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Audi has produced the Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, which it will deploy as a race taxi in Formula E starting with the race in Rome on Saturday 14 April. The electric race taxi will be deployed at all European Formula E races and numerous other events in 2018.

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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.

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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.

Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

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Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi. The second-generation Transit Connect Taxi is also longer, offering seating for five and increased cargo capacity.

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

Japan's Electric Taxis Falling Out Of Favor With Drivers

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All is not well with Japan's electric taxi drivers. Two years ago, in February 2011, the city of Osaka introduced a fleet of fifty Nissan Leaf taxis. The deal was a cooperative arrangement between Nissan, 30 taxi firms, and the government--each was being subsidized to the tune of 1,780,000 Yen--over $21,000 at the time.

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Nissan Leaf Fleet Joins London's Electric Taxi Ranks

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Electric cars make a lot of sense for use as taxis. Taxis are typically driven in cities, where air pollution is often a problem. And passengers tend to like a smoother, quieter taxi ride. London taxi firm eConnect Cars has realized all these factors, setting up an all-electric taxi fleet of They tend to do frequent short runs punctuated by stops.

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Airbus demonstrates electric taxiing system at Paris Air Show

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At the Paris Air Show, Airbus demonstrated a modified A320 fitted with its electric green taxiing system (EGTS), which was developed by EGTS International—a joint venture of Safran and Honeywell. Electric taxiing system.

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Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

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Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. Thus, this vehicle could be used for intensive urban taxi operations or for online passenger transportation network services.

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Taxi Electric in Amsterdam first to adopt the Nissan e-NV200

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Taxi Electric, based in Amsterdam, will be the first private taxi company to add the new battery-electric Nissan e-NV200 taxi ( earlier post ) to its fleet. Taxi Electric operates a fleet of 25 Nissan LEAF vehicles and was the first private taxi service to switch to a fleet of 100% electric taxis in November 2011. million km (932,000 miles) in taxi operations. We are very excited about the e-NV200 as it is designed to be a taxi.

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Berkeley Lab analysis finds autonomous electric taxis could greatly reduce US LDV GHG emissions

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The autonomous vehicles (AVs) gain their through three synergistic effects, the researchers found: (1) future decreases in electricity GHG emissions intensity; (2) smaller vehicle sizes resulting from trip-specific autonomous taxi deployment (i.e.,

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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

ChargePoint invests in commercial charging for buses, delivery vans, taxis

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After opposing the settlement over diesel emissions cheating that led VW to spend $2 billion building out a nationwide network of fast chargers, and suing one of Electrify America's suppliers for patent infringement, ChargePoint, the last of the original charging-network providers for electric cars, is moving to focus on commercial charging. charging Buses Public transport

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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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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.