Post Cards from New York City
Labels: taxis, transportation options
posted by Eugene Salomon at 11:03 PM
I like it, I really like it. (We are Nissan lovers.) Gotta ask that one important question though: Where does one charge an all-electric vehicle?
They are setting up charging stations in a few locations throughout the city. The problem is that this car only gets about 80 - 100 miles on a charge and that's not enough for a taxi shift. So the driver will have to take a break in the middle of the shift and charge up, which will take, they say, 20 minutes for the charge plus however long it would take to get to the station and however long it would take to be the next in line. Nevertheless, I am on the list for future drivers of this vehicle - my garage has access to two of the six that are being put on the road. Should be interesting!
Cool! I was wondering if you were going to drive one. Do you get a discount for testing it? I think i heard that it gets better mileage in the city driving, and the highways (airport fares) just drain the battery. so it may be a manhattan only kind of thing, even though that isn't very realistic. it would be perfect if you could charge the battery up at the airport though. and.. one more thing. on this testing program, one must remember that the people who have the taxicabs (your garage) have this car completely free of charge. so it seems kinda crummy that the driver would have to pay a lease fee for it.
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