New York City launches LEAF taxi pilot program, wants 1/3 electric taxis by 2020

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NYC LEAF electric taxi

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New York City Michael Bloomberg and Nissan have picked Earth Day to launch a new pilot program that will put 6 Nissan LEAF electric cars into service as taxis. The goal of this pilot program is to figure out how to integrate more vehicles with zero tailpipe emissions into the city's large taxi fleet (around 13,000 cabs). You have to start somewhere...