New York's Taxi of Tomorrow Program Kicks Off April 20 With Nissan NV200 | Edmunds

New York's Taxi of Tomorrow Program Kicks Off April 20 With Nissan NV200


NEW YORK — April 20 is the official start date for New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow program, with the Nissan NV200 minivan to replace most aging taxis as they are retired.

The specially equipped NV200 Taxi is the sole option authorized by the city's Taxi & Limousine Commission to replace Manhattan's yellow taxis, except for hybrids and so-called WAVs (wheelchair-accessible vehicles).

Nissan is offering WAV versions of the NV200.

Nissan said more than 500 NV200 Taxis already are in service in New York City. The taxi's suspension has been tuned for city streets, and the vehicle meets global pedestrian-protection standards.

Among the passenger amenities on the NV200 Taxi are USB charging ports, a 12-volt outlet, overhead reading lights, rear air conditioning controls, a headliner lined with active carbon to neutralize odors and breathable, anti-microbial seat fabric.

Edmunds says: The Nissan NV200 Taxi is set to become a Big Apple icon.

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