NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York City’s so-called Taxi of Tomorrow has arrived.
The Nissan NV200 minivan is now the new standard for the city’s yellow cabs.READ MORE: Gov. Cuomo Stands To Make $5 Million From Controversial Book Deal, Tax Returns Show
The new design will be phased in as owners retire their cabs, according to the New York Times.
Officials predict 80 percent of the city’s 14,000 yellow cabs will eventually be NV200s. Though some owners will still be able to choose from a short list of hybrid and wheelchair-accessible vehicles.
About 750 of the models are currently cruising down city streets.READ MORE: Researchers Develop Wireless Sensor That Measures Scratching To Improve Eczema And Other Anti-Itch Treatments
The NV200 minivan features a sunroof and cellphone-charging outlets.
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