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    Official: BYD gets order for 3,000 all-electric taxis, buses from Hangzhou, China

    Who needs Long Beach when you have Hangzhou? BYD could happily be asking itself that question after the China city agreed to purchase 2,000 battery-electric buses and 1,000 electric e6 taxis from the China-based vehicle maker. BYD calls the purchase "record-setting" and says it will deliver half ...

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    Official: Nissan starts building e-NV200 in Spain [w/video]

    It doesn't look all that much like a Nissan Leaf, but the new e-NV200 that started production in Barcelona, Spain today shares its powertrain and lithium-ion battery with the world's most popular electric vehicle. The production version of the electric cargo van was unveiled late last year and ...

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    Official: Eva electric taxi concept geared for tropical cities, cools your head

    What's the secret to long-range urban electric driving in the tropics? Individualized overhead air-conditioning units, apparently. Tum Create, a collaboration between two engineering schools, Technische Universität München (TUM) in Germany and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in ...

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    Official: 45 BYD e6 EVs make up South America's largest all-electric taxi service

    BYD can now lay claim to producing South America's largest all-electric taxi fleet. The China-based automaker said 45 BYD e6 EVs have been put into taxi service in Bogota, Colombia. The crossover EVs are part of a pilot project geared to boost green-car adoption in Colombia and are said to have a ...

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    Exclusive: NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg drove up to the news conference in Rockefeller Center that introduced the first-ever all-electric NYC taxi in the back seat of - you guessed it – an EV taxi. Nissan and NYC chose Earth Day, today, to launch a zero-emission taxi fleet. The six donated ...

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    Official: BYD offers "free" emission-free driving to taxi, bus operators in China

    Faced with a history of slow plug-in vehicle sales in China, BYD has a new plan to move electric metal: free emission-free cars. Sort of. Called "Zero vehicle purchase price, Zero costs, Zero emissions," BYD's new plan involves the company's all-electric e6 and its electric bus in China. Instead ...

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    Official: BYD will bring 50 electric e6 to London taxi company greentomatocars

    Chinese automaker BYD has reached an agreement to provide London with its first fleet of all-electric cabs. BYD and Greentomatocars signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which BYD would supply 50 all-electric e6 vehicles for the company's fleet. Greentomatocars, which operates about 300 ...

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    Official: Nissan Leaf to begin New York City taxi pilot progam

    New York City streets are about to get a bit more... electric. Nissan and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission plan to put six Leaf EVs in the hands of owner-operators for one year (a lease, free of charge) as part of a pilot program. The goal is to gain "valuable information" about ...

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    A day in the life of one of China's electric taxi drivers

    BYD e6 taxis in China – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hua Yong drives one of the 29 electric taxis that service the city of Hangzhou, a touristy area near Shanghai, China. Recently, the Wall Street Daily spent a day with Yong to discover what it's like to be electric taxi ...

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    Zotye electric taxi fire caused by shoddy Chinese-built battery pack

    Back in early May, the second plug-in vehicle related fire in 2011 came to our attention. Sometime in mid-April, an electric Zotye Multipla taxi burst into flames in Hangzhou, China. Firefighters supposedly arrived on the scene within minutes, but couldn't control the blaze and the vehicle ...

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    BYD claims EV fleet rapid-charged batteries show no capacity loss after one year

    A year has passed since BYD pressed a 50-strong troop of all-electric e6 crossovers into service with the Pengcheng Electric Taxi Company. To mark the occasion, the automaker is happy to report that the rapid-charging regimen the cars are using has not impacted the performance of their lithium ...

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    Go Green Eco Taxi transports passengers in "chic electric style"

    Go Green Eco Taxi
    Plug In America member Sara Bissig and her husband Jimmy operate Go Green Eco Taxi, located in the Woodlands community north of Houston, TX. Go Green Eco Taxi is quite different from your-run-of-the-mill taxi service because the company delivers passengers to-and-fro in ...

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    Video: Ride along in BYD's E6 electric taxi

    BYD E6 – Click above to watch video after the jump
    BYD's E6 electric taxis have been roaming the roads in China for quite some time now. The company began with 40 taxis, expanded the electric chauffeur program to 100 and hopes to add several hundred more by year's end. Right now, the taxis ...

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    Zap merges with China's Jonway Automobile

    We'll level with you on this one. We all know that Zap has seemingly had some, ahem... interesting business practices in the past. And we're not really sure what to make of this latest news, either. With that in mind, here's the main point: Zap has merged (or bought, depending on your viewpoint) ...

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    Video: Ride along as a real-world battery swap takes place in less than two minutes

    Better Place and Nihon Kotsu electric taxi project – Click above to watch video after the jump
    We're still not convinced that the whole battery swapping idea will work on a grand level, but there are countless possible benefits to such a system that we simply can't overlook. First and ...

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    BYD E6 electric taxi fleet takes to the roads in China

    BYD E6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Just a few days ago, BYD launched 40 E6 taxis in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. These vehicles are believed to be the first electric taxis to take to the roads in China. They may just be some lowly taxis, but it's a start towards reducing ...

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    Better Place's battery-swapping electric taxi test takes off in Tokyo

    Better Place and Nihon Kotsu electric taxi project – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Better Place continues baby-stepping its way to battery-swapping domination with the launch of its 90-day trial of a trio of taxis in Tokyo. The test, implemented in conjunction with taxi firm Nihon ...

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    Volkswagen unveils electric Milano Taxi concept

    Volkswagen Milano Taxi concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen is unveiling a new compact battery-powered taxi concept called the Milano at the Hanover Trade Show in Germany this week. The styling draws heavily on the Space Up! Blue concept that debuted at the 2007 LA ...

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    eVito taxi ready for trials, could be in service during 2012 London Olympics

    The prototype electric version of the Mercedes Vito Taxi that was unveiled in early February is now ready for on-road tests. The companies behind the plug-in taxi – Zytek, Valence Technology, Penso and Mercedes-Benz UK – put the van together in six months (starting with the Benz donor ...

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    Mitsubishi i MiEVs to become taxis in Tokyo

    If you want to take a taxi in Tokyo, you now have an electric option. At least if you are in the Otemachi, Marunouchi or Yurakucho districts between the daytime hours of 8:30 and 5:30. The Hinomaru Limosine Company is adding a pair of Mitsubishi i MiEVs to its fleet, making it the first in ...


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