Karsan Could Build Future NYC Taxis In Brooklyn
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – It’s looks like it comes from another world, but it could end up coming from simply an outer borough.
WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell With Karsan USA’s William Wachtel
Company president William Wachtel doesn’t see any reason for local opposition.
“It’s an industrial area of the city. It’s crying out for development,” he says.
While the company is Turkish, Wachtel says building in America makes sense.
“[It’s] because our powertrain is coming from Michigan – from Chrysler facilities. Suddenly there becomes an impetus to produce here in America,” says Wachtel.
The plant would cost about $100 million.
Karsan is a finalist along with Nissan and Ford to build a taxi that would replace the current models.