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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"Even though the Taxi of Tomorrow won't be on the road for another six months, we're already looking ahead to the taxi of the day after tomorrow," said Mayor Bloomberg in a speech. "Nissan's proven track record with electric vehicles will put us ahead of the curve in helping us answer important questions about incorporating electric taxis into the fleet so that we can achieve the goal of a one-third electric taxi fleet by 2020."