Nissan Leaf electric car gets rave reviews from NYC taxi driver CSMonitor com

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Nissan Leaf electric car rave reviews from NYC driver

One Manhattan taxi who has been driving the 2013 Leaf electric car as part of a program says he is saving by being able to power up his car electricity instead of gas.


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In fact, driver Uppkar Thind described himself as the moon to the New York Post . as one of six people picked to drive the cab when it was launched back in .

Thind paid only $1 for the car as of the trial, which will just one year before the car back to Nissan.

Not everyone a Nissan Leaf for $1 of course, but is already discovering the running benefits—whether charging at home or $7 for the 3.5 hours of driving a charge him in New York’s summer heat.

Overall, Thind says he around $11 a day in electricity, around $4 of is his overnight charge at home. that to his previous gas costs—around it’s easy to see the appeal. It offsets the $25 a day less he makes to turn down trips may be a little long for the car—you are to how far you can go, he told the Post —and says he earns higher from customers.

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The electric taxi trial help the city answer questions about incorporating taxis into the fleet,so we can achieve the goal of a one-third taxi fleet by 2020, NYC Michael Bloomberg told in April.

Several DC fast-charge have been installed the city, allowing Leaf drivers to gain an 80 percent in around 30 minutes.

The only issue so far is people New York not recognizing the silver and color scheme as a taxi, once he has fares on board, it a conversation.

One other issue hasn’t come across is the in range experienced by some cabbies in Japan. though New trial may not be long enough to such results.

In the meantime, the cab is going down a storm, and a hit for cost-conscious cabbies like It makes New York’s roads a little less polluted and a less stressful.

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