Nissan and taxi companies in New York, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission operate the Nissan Leaf ready to serve public transport. Nissan Leaf is an environmentally friendly vehicle technology with electric power. This step is also considered as an effort to support environmentally-friendly urban planning and infrastructure.
According to the plan, Nissan will submit six Nissan Leaf to the applicant and as a pilot program environmentally friendly vehicles, the taxi will operate free of charge for one year. This program has the objective to provide information to the city of New York about how an electric vehicle works, without producing much pollution.
Nissan Leaf supported with front-wheel drive, the energy source comes from a 24kWh lithium battery and can generate power of 80kW with 280Nm torque range. When the battery is in a state of the Leaf could travel between 76 miles even with a steady speed to penetrate the 169 km. While EPA was average at 117 km.
For the Australian region, EV series will be released starting next year. Sure as did Nissan’s breakthrough this is interesting, because the electric-powered vehicles a taxi is still relatively rare