Nissan recently beat numerous automakers for the role of supplying New York City with new taxi cabs. According to Tire Service Framingham, Nissan’s NV200-based vans will serve as the city’s “Taxi of Tomorrow,” and will transport more than 600,000 passengers every day when they enter service in 2013.
“It’s going to be the safest, most comfortable and most convenient cab the city has ever had,” said NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “We started this process to leverage our taxi industry’s purchasing power to get the highest quality taxi, one that can expand and redefine the legendary image of New York City taxicabs. 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 on-line survey.”