Next generation of iconic New York taxis will remain yellow, but slightly different model. Since the end of 2013 will be vans.
Nor will the Ford brand but Nissan.
This after Japan’s Nissan Motor Company was chosen to produce future New York taxis.
The contract, estimated at U.S. $ 1,000 million, was announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The model will become “the taxi of the future”is the NV200, a minivan vehicle more practical and convenient than current taxi.
The van won the American company Ford and Karsan Otomotiv Turkish in the contest for the 10-year multimillion dollar contract.
Made to measure
The vehicle will have the transparent roof to offer its customers the vision of the city’s skyscrapers, multiple points of charges for mobile phones and a GPS.
“New Yorkers and tourists will love the taxi when you get on it. The vehicle will very well represent New York”
“New Yorkers and tourists will love the taxi when you get on it. The vehicle will represent New York well, ” said David Yassky president of the Taxi and Limousine Commission of the city.
In the process of more than two years that lasted the election of a new taxi, the authorities have prevailed respecting the environment.
Nissan was the most energetic and cheapest of the three finalists. Furthermore, the Japanese company introduced an electric model of its NV200 from 2017.
It is estimated that over 600,000 people a day use the yellow cab and from the end of 2013 will in the new model of Nissan, while the former fleet currently runs the streets of New York will be retired within three to five years.
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