04 May '11, 3pm

Nissan Wins $1B Contest to Give NYC Yellow Cabs a Green Makeover

Nissan Wins $1B Contest to Give NYC Yellow Cabs a Green Makeover

NEW YORK CITY, NY — New York's iconic yellow taxis will be replaced with fuel-efficient minivans after the city's mayor awarded Nissan an estimated $1 billion (£607 million) contract to supply a new model that could eventually run on electric power. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that Nissan's NV200 had won the Taxi of Tomorrow competition, which was aimed at finding a next-generation vehicle specifically created for use in the Big Apple. The NV200 will be a modified version of the NV200 minivan, already available in global markets including the UK. It will start appearing in New York from 2013, replacing the current fleet of 13,000 cars of various makes and models, which will be retired in the next three to five years. While the Taxi of Tomorrow selection did not use fuel efficiency as a specific criterion, the Mayor's Office said the NV200 had the highest fu...

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