05 May '11, 7pm

Nissan NV200 to Become New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow", Electric Version in 2017 : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

Nissan NV200 to Become New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow", Electric Version in 2017 : TreeHugger via @TreeHugger

The extended Crown Vic, with a big gas-guzzling V8 engine getting around 13-14 miles per gallon (MPG), has been the workhorse of the New York City taxi fleet for a long time. But that's about to change. The city has picked its next generation taxi, and Nissan won the contract for the biggest cab fleet in the country with the NV200. It should almost double the fuel efficiency of the Vic, reduce smog-forming emissions, and an electric version is in the pipeline. Read on for more details.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/05/nissan-nv200-new-...

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