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Nissan to Make Future New York Taxis

Nissan Altima Hybrid

Nissan Altima Hybrid

Breaking News English, 7th May, 2011

The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has been chosen to supply the vehicles for the new official taxi of New York City. The city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced that Nissan’s NV200 model of minivan had won his competition for the “Taxi of Tomorrow”. The contract is for a period of ten years and starts in 2014. Nissan will supply about 13,000 of the new yellow taxi cabs, which are sure to be as iconic as all previous models. The yellow cab has been one of New York’s most recognizable icons since 1967, which is when the colour was introduced. Nissan beat designs from US car maker Ford and Turkish company Karsan. The winning design was based on the opinions of 23,000 New Yorkers who were asked to help choose the new vehicle.

The new design has many features that should make it a winner for all those who use it. First off, there is plenty of room for four passengers and their luggage. The glass roof should also appeal to passengers as they can get a better view of New York’s skyline. There are also sliding doors to reduce traffic accidents from doors that swing open, air-conditioning that passengers control, reading lights, and an on-board mobile phone charging station. Perhaps the biggest factor in the decision was the car’s fuel economy. Mr Bloomberg said: “If they prove successful, they could lead New York to start using all electric NV200s… [which] would be a big step toward cleaning our air, improving public health and shrinking our carbon footprint.”

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