Rolls-Royce’s all-electric ‘Spirit of Innovation’ completes taxi testing

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Rolls-Royce has successfully completed the taxiing of its ‘Spirit of Innovation’ aircraft, the latest milestone on its way to becoming the world’s fastest all-electric plane.

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eVTOL company Joby and NASA collaborate to measure noise footprint of electric air taxi

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NASA’s AAM National Campaign is designed to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets, such as passenger air taxis, through flight testing in realistic scenarios and data analysis that will inform the development of regulatory standards for emerging aviation platforms.

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GM interested in electric air taxi market

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General Motors is exploring the use of its Ultium modular battery system in electric air taxis, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report, based on information from two people familiar with the matter, follows GM CEO Mary Barra's brief reference to air taxis at a conference Monday.

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Oslo plans to recharge electric taxis on the fly

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If ever there were an argument for wireless charging, taxis may be it. That's the impetus behind the country's latest effort to equip all of Oslo's taxi stands with wireless chargers. Norway Wireless charging TaxisAnd as with most things in electric cars, if there's a way to demonstrate the technology in action, Norway may find it. The city announced the plan in March.

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Dantaxi, The Largest Taxi Charging Hub in the Nordics Accelerates Diesel Taxi Phase-Out in Copenhagen

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Originally published by Dantaxi On May 11 at 4 pm, the largest charging operator in Denmark, E.ON, and the taxi company Dantaxi will open the largest taxi charging hub in the Nordics: Danhub – Powered by E.ON. electric taxis Minister of Transport Nordics Odense.

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Report: Hyundai electric air taxis might arrive as soon as 2025

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Hyundai believes its first electric air taxis could lift off by 2025—years earlier than expected—even as regulation for the completely new aviation format lags.

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Tesla Model Y Taxi Fleet: Revel CEO calls out ‘entrenched interests’ for blocking all-electric taxis


Revel CEO Frank Reig called out “shortsighted bureaucracy and entrenched interests” for blocking the Tesla Model Y New York City taxi fleet that the company planned to launch.

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Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved


Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis that was shut down by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) last month has been approved. more… The post Revel’s fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York has finally been approved appeared first on Electrek.

London’s largest taxi firm to go fully electric by 2023 with 4,000 EVs


Addison Lee, a London-headquartered private hire taxi and courier company, and the UK’s largest private vehicle hire firm, today announced that its entire fleet will become fully electric by 2023.

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. Transit Connect Taxi , when equipped with available 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine, is targeted to return an EPA-estimated Highway rating of at least 30 mpg. The Transit Connect Taxi offers seating for five with a roomy, flexible interior well-suited for livery service.

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Fleet of 50 Tesla taxis gets shut down in NYC for some sketchy reasons


Revel’s planned fleet of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis in New York City was shut down by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), and the reasons they gave are sketchy, to say the least.

Air Taxis Are Safe—According to the Manufacturers

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Air taxi Aviation safety EvtolElectric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for urban commuting are currently under development by more than a dozen different companies.

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Ideanomics’ MEG Group announces delivery of first EV taxi order to Chengdu; Geely to supply 15,000 taxis

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announced that its MEG Group, through its joint venture with iUnicorn, has finalized its first order of EV Taxis for the city of Chengdu. As part of the deal, MEG took over a previous order of 4,000 EV taxis from a third-party and helped facilitate the delivery of these taxis with the sales value of approximately US$50 million (RMB 356 million). The EV Taxis are supplied by Geely Auto Group and the financing for the vehicles was provided locally by Sichuan Tianfu Bank Co Ltd.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission


The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) efforts to block the deployment of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis from electric transit startup Revel were successful. This effectively blocks Revel from launching its 50 Model Y taxis without breaking city rules.

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Op-Ed: Diving Into The Electric Air Taxi Fallacy


Will air taxis be able to function like normal taxis, picking you up and dropping you off at your home or business

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ALYI Expects To Begin Generating EV Rideshare Revenue This Year Entering $16 Billion Motorcycle Taxi Market

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The post ALYI Expects To Begin Generating EV Rideshare Revenue This Year Entering $16 Billion Motorcycle Taxi Market appeared first on EV Obsession. Electric Motorcycles Electric Vehicles EV Rideshare Motorcycle TaxiDALLAS, Aug. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alternet Systems, Inc.

Battery swapping could soon power more electric taxis, ride-sharing, last-mile delivery

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Ample announced last week that it's partnering with Sally—a firm that organizes vehicle rentals for taxi, ride-sharing, and last-mile delivery services—to design and build battery-swapping stations in major cities like San Francisco, Los.

Candela’s P-12 electric hydrofoil water taxi unveiled, costs 85% less than gas boats to run


Premium Swedish electric boat maker Candela has just unveiled the new Candela P-12, an electric hydrofoil water taxi. more… The post Candela’s P-12 electric hydrofoil water taxi unveiled, costs 85% less than gas boats to run appeared first on Electrek.

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ZF unveiling robo-taxi at CES 2019; ProAI RoboThink controller

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At CES 2019, ZF will unveil a steering-wheel- and pedal-free robo-taxi to show how its technologies enable new forms of urban mobility. Users can hail the taxi using their smartphone or tablet; the robo-taxi will maneuver autonomously to pick them up. With the robo-taxi, ZF is demonstrating that it can provide the necessary solutions for the development of robo-vehicles and related services.

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Mazda EV plans, Canoo production, Mercedes EQS charging network, Hyundai air taxi: Today’s Car News

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The Hyundai air taxi could be testing with Uber in just a few years. Mercedes-Benz is focusing on renewable energy for its charging ecosystem. Mazda has a multi-tier strategy for electrifying its cars this decade, including a dedicated EV platform by 2025.

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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.

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. LTC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Geely, has invested more than £300-million (US$374-million) in the new site and the next-generation London taxi, which will be produced at the plant and exported around the world.

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Cao Cao and DeepRoute form autonomous driving partnership; Level 4 robo-taxi service

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DeepRoute, an international self-driving vehicle technology provider, and Cao Cao Mobility, a strategically invested business of Geely Technology Group, are partnering to advance the design, development and commercialization of Cao Cao’s Level 4 autonomous robo-taxis service.

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Taxi Startup Revel Forced To Buy Gas Cars Before Tesla Model Y


The New York Taxi & Limousine Commission blocks startup Revel from launching its fleet of 50 Model Y taxis

NASA to measure noise footprint of Joby’s all-electric air taxis


These tests come as part of a nationwide campaign launched by NASA to promote public confidence in emerging aviation markets including passenger air taxis. more… The post NASA to measure noise footprint of Joby’s all-electric air taxis appeared first on Electrek.

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Report: Battery swapping might still boom, for taxis or ride-hailing

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Despite numerous challenges, EV battery swapping may still have a future, albeit with taxis and ride-hailing services rather than private passenger cars, according to a pair of recent reports from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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CAE & Volocopter Partner?to?Create the?Global?Air Taxi Pilot Workforce?of Tomorrow

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Air Taxi Pilot Workforce?of Aviation Specific Technologies Air Mobility Air Taxi Pilot Workforce CAE & Volocopter eVTOLGroundbreaking?training?program training?program program to?focus focus on safety and?operationalization operationalization of eVTOL urban air mobility.

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Fuel-cell Defender; Lordstown upheaval; taxi battery swapping; Ford, Rivian, and VW: Today’s Car News

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electric taxis soon. Battery swapping might come to U.S. Land Rover is working on a hydrogen fuel-cell version of its Defender SUV. Ford still sees Rivian and VW an important part of its EV strategy.

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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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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Continental launches series production of technologies for robo-taxis

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Continental technologies such as ABS, radar and redundant brake system are being used in series production for robo-taxis for first time. The aim is not to develop the CUbE into a production vehicle, but to get a range of Continental technologies, such as brake systems and surrounding sensors, market-ready so that they can be used in robo-taxi series production. Continental’s braking portfolio includes suitable technologies for robo-taxis, such as the MK C1 one-box brake system.

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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. The taxi will feature a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) hybrid system―currently under development―which is highly economical and offers excellent environmental performance optimized for taxi driving conditions.

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Study finds NYC Clean Air Taxi rules successful in cutting pollution

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New York City Clean Air Taxi rules are successful in cutting emissions and reducing air pollution, [link] to a new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Drexel University. Between 2009 and 2015, the legislation more than doubled the fuel efficiency of the fleet of 13,500 yellow taxis, leading to estimated declines in air pollution emissions. The scientists report that overall fuel efficiency of the medallion taxi fleet climbed from 15.7

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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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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet coming to NYC yellow cab industry thanks to Gravity


The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) recently approved its pilot program to introduce more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to the yellow taxi industry. Gravity means to participate in TLC’s BEV pilot program with a fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis.

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Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to pilot AI-based taxi dispatch support system

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jointly with KDDI Corporation and Accenture, have developed a taxi dispatch support system that predicts demand for taxi services, combining data from taxi service logs with predictions of demographics made by location-based big data from smartphones as well as event information. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the number of occupied taxis in Tokyo using 500-meter, mesh-based parameters every 30 minutes.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet from Revel set for NYC launch after regulatory mix up


Revel, a New York City-based ridesharing company, will launch its fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis in the Big Apple in early August after a mix-up with NYC’s regulatory agency, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

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TDK Ventures invests in electric air mobility company AutoFlightX; eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi

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AutoFlightX is an eVTOL air-cargo and air-taxi company headquartered in Munich, with R&D centers in Shanghai and Shenzhen, China. TDK Corporation subsidiary TDK Ventures Inc. has invested in AutoFlightX , an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) air mobility company.

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Tesla Model 3 taxis drive NY’s approval for more all-electric yellow cabs


The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) approved a pilot program to introduce more electric taxis into the city’s yellow cab industry. The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission seems to share Thomas’s perspective.

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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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AlixPartners finds limited consumer willingness to pay for autonomous vehicles but enthusiasm for robo-taxis

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At the same time, the survey results also suggest enthusiasm for autonomous robot-taxis.

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Bosch developing sensor box for air taxis using production-tested components from automotive

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Bosch is working on sensor technology for air taxis. The Boston Consulting Group predicts that people around the world will take 1 billion flights in air taxis in 2030, once sharing services have also established a presence on fixed routes above the ground; most of those air taxis will be capable of operating without a pilot. The first flying taxis are set to take off in major cities starting in 2023, at the latest.

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