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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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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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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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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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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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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NYC taxi mpg requirements also cut pollution, study confirms

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New York City's efforts a decade ago to clean up pollution from old taxi models has worked—mostly—a new study shows. air pollution TaxisThe study, by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (in New York) and Drexel University, and published in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, shows that the.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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.

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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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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World’s first high-power wireless charging for taxis uses Jaguar I-Pace, in Oslo

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If an electric vehicle is in the sidelines charging overnight or for a significant portion of the day, it’s poorly utilized and doesn’t pencil out well in businesses like taxi companies that revolve around making the most.

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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. Such taxis, by communicating with data centers, are expected to make possible new services that will, among others, improve taxi-customer convenience and support taxi drivers.

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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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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 taxiHybrid cars have now been sold in large numbers for more than a decade, but new buyers continue to raise concerns about their longevity.

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London study finds taxi drivers face highest levels of black carbon compared to other professional drivers

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The research also found that taxi drivers experience the highest exposures to black carbon, an indicator of diesel engine fumes, compared to couriers, truck drivers, waste removal and emergency service workers. Taxi drivers had the highest levels of exposure on average (6.5?g/m We don’t know for sure why taxi drivers fare the worst, but it might be because taxis tend to operate in the busiest and most polluted parts of the city where ‘street canyons’ restrict the movement of air.

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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.

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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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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. RTC plans to extend its fleet of emissions free pure electric taxis to 25 within the next 18 months, according to CEO Sjaak de Winter. e6 electric taxi.

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Audi, Airbus and Italdesign present flying, driving model prototype of flying taxi/autonomous EV concept

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This innovative concept for a flying taxi combines a self-driving electric car with a passenger drone. But as soon as the coming decade, Audi suggests, its customers could use a convenient and efficient flying taxi service in large cities—in multi-modal operation, in the air and on the road. Flying taxis are on the way. In future senior citizens, children, and people without a driver’s license will want to use convenient robot taxis.

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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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Volkswagen progressing with work on quantum computing, develops traffic management system for taxi companies

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As a result, public transportation organizations, taxi companies, and transport service providers will be able to deploy their fleets considerably more efficiently while minimizing waiting times for passengers. Public transport organizations and taxi companies in large cities are highly interested in managing their fleets efficiently. The Volkswagen Group is progressing with its work with quantum computers ( earlier post ).

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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

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. A small gasoline engine at the front of the taxi provides range-extended power to the battery pack only, which means the taxi is always powered electrically by the eAxle. 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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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. Hinomaru Limousine Co. The ZeROTAXI. Click to enlarge. The new cabs will be available in the Marunouchi, Otemachi and Yurakucho business districts during the daytime on weekdays.

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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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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.” Design features include a low, flat floor, making it easy for customers to ingress and egress from the taxi, a wide-opening, power rear sliding door (left side only) and space to accommodate wheelchair users. The taxi is designed to beautifully complement the cityscape while at the same time being easily recognizable as a taxi.

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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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Air Liquide, Idex, STEP, Toyota create HysetCo to promote development of hydrogen mobility in Paris region; 600 Hype H2 taxis by the end of 2020

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Air Liquide, Idex, Société du Taxi Électrique Parisien (STEP), and Toyota are teaming up through a joint-venture called HysetCo, the first company devoted to the development of hydrogen mobility in the Paris region. HysetCo will make it easier to roll out hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and their recharging infrastructure within the Île-de-France region in order to reach the objective of 600 taxis by the end of 2020.

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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. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.

Nissan, New York City launch LEAF electric vehicle taxi pilot

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Nissan and New York City have launched a new electric vehicle taxi pilot with the Nissan LEAF. This pilot program, which puts six LEAF taxis into service beginning this spring, will help Nissan, the city, the taxi industry and the public understand how EVs can be integrated into future taxi fleets.

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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