Taxi Of Tomorrow
Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he felt the process was “broken.”
Nissan won a contract in May 2011 to supply minivans with sliding doors for the city’s taxi fleet. Fleet operators sued the city seeking to block the requirement. A judge halted the program last year.
The city has vowed to appeal, after the Taxi of Tomorrow project was shut down by a judge who said the city was going beyond its legal authority.
The vote is expected to bring the TLC’s plan into compliance with city law by allowing hybrid alternatives after a judge ruled the new Nissan NV200 cabs were illegal because they are not yet offered in a hybrid version.
New York City’s billionaire mayor is normally a pretty cool customer. But a fellow rich businessman says Michael Bloomberg recently went all hot head, unloading on him, with a profanity-filled taxi tirade.
The law creating the “Taxi of Tomorrow” was declared “null and void” Wednesday because the vehicle to be used – the Nissan NV 200 – will not be offered as a hybrid in the first stages, CBS 2 confirmed Wednesday.
This New Year marks the final year in office for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and his resolution for 2013 is to remain relevant – even as New York City focuses on choosing his successor.
Nissan won a 10-year contract to build the Taxi of Tomorrow, beating out other prototypes in a contest in 2011. But there have been some vocal opponents of the new taxis, who criticized approval of the new fleet.
The 113th-annual New York Auto Show runs through this Sunday. If you’re planning to go, here are our picks of what not to miss.
You’ll be seeing the Nissan NV 2000 on the streets in October of 2013. It has charging ports for electronic devices, more leg room, sliding doors, anti-microbial back seats, and a see-through roof.
Get ready for a new sight on New York City streets: the “Taxi of Tomorrow” is being developed by Nissan.
Commissioner David Yassky says he’s looking to change the channel on the programming when you first sit down in a cab.
City Hall has unveiled three finalists in the competition to be New York City’s next taxicab. The selected designs are by Ford Motor Co., Karsan USA and Nissan North America Inc.