New York announces winning design for new taxis
The NV200 taxicab, designed by Franklin, Tenn.-based Nissan North America, has been chosen as the winner of New York’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition. The city now will enter into final negotiations with Nissan to make the NV200 the first taxicab specially built for use in the Big Apple and the city’s first exclusive taxicab in a decade.
The goal of the two-year-long Taxi of Tomorrow procurement process was to encourage the production of a taxicab that would offer passengers and drivers a safe, comfortable ride with never-before-available amenities, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “The new taxis will be custom-designed to meet the specific demands of carrying 600,000 passengers a day in New York City traffic, and the vehicle meets the top priorities identified by the public in our online survey,” Bloomberg said in a statement.
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