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Nissan NV200 to Be Safest NYC Taxi Ever

In May 2011, after considering a large number of proposals, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission recently announced that it has selected Nissan‘s NV200 as the Ford Crown Victoria‘s heir apparent as the yellow cab for New York City. This will give Nissan an exclusive 10-year contract to supply New York City taxi operators with vehicles.

At long last, Ford has managed to get its Transit Connect car-truck approved for use as a New York City taxi. But the party won’t last for long.

The Transit Connect, Ford Taurus, Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Impala have all been added to the list by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission for use by taxi operators. But they can only be bought until Nissan starts producing its NV200 van “Taxi of Tomorrow” in October, 2013. Continue Reading →


car2go to Be First All-Electric Carsharing Fleet in North America

car2go, a subsidiary of Daimler, has just announced the launch of North America’s first all-electric car sharing program, which will have 300 Smart ForTwo electric vehicles by the end of this year. San Diego is launching North America’s first large-scale all-electric car sharing fleet with itty-bitty EVs people can grab quickly, easily and spontaneously.

Subscribers will simply grab a car from designated spots around the city. In addition to being the greenest car sharing program in the U.S., the San Diego program will allow drivers to be spontaneous. Unlike ZipCar, which requires drivers to return a vehicle to the pickup location, the Car2Go program will allow them to quickly grab ForTwos from designated spots around San Diego, in the hopes of making car sharing more practical. Continue Reading →


Final voyage of the Japanese whaling fleet?

Japanese whaling fleet

Following a week of potentially crippling budgetary reviews and a high-profile visit from US President Barack Obama to Japan, shortly after 10am today the so-called ‘scientific’ whaling fleet crept out of port, as Greenpeace called for today’s departure to be the programme’s last.
Earlier, the environmental group unveiled a ‘Yes We Can’ banner in front of the factory ship Nisshin Maru, calling on new Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and the visiting US President Barack Obama to work together to end whaling. Continue Reading →