ZEFER and H2ME deliver 100 hydrogen taxis to Copenhagen

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Two pan-European projects—the ZEFER (Zero Emission taxi Fleets for European Rollout) and H2ME2 (Hydrogen Mobility Europe) projects, both funded by Europe’s Clean Hydrogen Partnership—have deployed 100 hydrogen taxis in Copenhagen with app-based taxi company DRIVR.

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Pony.ai receives a taxi license in China; commercialization of robotaxi services

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Pony.ai, a global autonomous driving technology company, announced it is the first autonomous driving (AD) company to obtain a taxi license in China. was awarded a permit to operate 100 autonomous vehicles as traditional taxis in Nansha, Guangzhou.

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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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Curb and Uber partner to make taxis available to Uber app users

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Curb, a ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America, announced the execution of a strategic partnership agreement with Uber that will enable Curb-connected drivers to receive trip requests from Uber users. The integration will provide wider transportation options for riders and more trips for drivers as the taxi booking option becomes available in the Uber app.

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GM interested in electric air taxi market

Green Car Reports

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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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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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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Oslo plans to recharge electric taxis on the fly

Green Car Reports

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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Taxi company suspends its Tesla Model 3 fleet after a severe fatal crash

Electrek

G7, a Paris-based taxi company that operates one of the largest Tesla taxi fleets in the world, announced that it suspended all its Model 3 taxis after a severe fatal crash that occurred last weekend.

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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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Volvo plans to test wireless fast-charging with XC40 Recharge taxis

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Volvo Cars has announced that it will be testing electric taxis equipped with wireless charging, in “a live city environment” to evaluate the potential of the technology.

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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Pony.ai becomes first autonomous driving company to receive a taxi license in China

Electrek

announced it has received a license to operate its self-driving taxis in China, the first company to achieve the permit. will soon have 100 robotaxis in operation throughout Nansha, Guangzhou, charging riders fares alongside traditional taxis. Autonomous driving developer Pony.ai

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

Electrek

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.

Following the Money in the Air-Taxi Craze

Cars That Think

During rush hour, the skies over a large city, such as Dubai or Madrid or Los Angeles, would swarm with hundreds, and eventually thousands, of eVTOL “air taxis.” Air taxi Aerospace Vtol Evtols

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Airports in Italy, France to build eVTOL air taxi veliports together

Electrek

A group of airports in Italy and France are banding together to create electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) veliport infrastructure to speed the deployment of quicker, carbon-free air taxi transportation between their respective city centers and passenger terminals.

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Gravity Starts Operating Ford Mustang Mach-E Yellow Taxis In NYC

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Gravity's custom Ford Mustang Mach-E is the first to ever serve as a NYC taxi

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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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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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GM Cruise autonomous taxi pulled over by police in San Francisco without humans, ‘bolts’ off (U: Cruise responds)

Electrek

The post GM Cruise autonomous taxi pulled over by police in San Francisco without humans, ‘bolts’ off (U: Cruise responds) appeared first on Electrek. Over the weekend, a GM Cruise converted Chevy Bolt without a driver was pulled over by San Francisco Police.

EV fleet startup Gravity begins passenger pick-ups in NYC with custom Mach-E yellow taxis

Electrek

This holiday season, New Yorkers will be able to visit friends and loved ones around the city in a new fleet of bright yellow Mach-E taxis, provided by EV fleet startup Gravity, Inc. The fleet represents a new electrified generation of the Big Apple’s iconic yellow taxis.

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

Teslarati

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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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission

Teslarati

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

Electrek

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

Cars That Think

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

Electrek

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.

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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More Than 500 Nissan Electric Cars In Taxi Service Now

Green Car Reports

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

Electrek

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

Green Car Reports

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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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.

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

EV Obssesion

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.

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

Teslarati

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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Op-Ed: Diving Into The Electric Air Taxi Fallacy

InsideEVs

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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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

Green Car Reports

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

EV Obssesion

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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