Following a taxi in new York can be electric, as the city Commission for taxi approved the repainting of the Tesla Model 3 in yellow.
The information that the Tesla Model 3 could be the taxi of new York city appeared relatively recently. However, the car does not appear in the lists of approved Agency vehicles. Edition Carscoops has applied to the Commission for taxi, where they confirmed that Model 3 was indeed approved.
This is remarkable, because Model 3 is the only electric vehicle on the approved list. It complements the range of other environmentally friendly models such as the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Ford Fusion Hybrid and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The list also includes such cars as the Lincoln MKZ and the Lexus RX 450h, as well as the range of Toyota cars such as Avalon, Camry, Prius, Highlander and RAV4.
While Model 3 has recently been approved for use in new York, Tesla cars are already engaged in the carriage of passengers in other countries. For example, the Netherlands is still 2017, said that they will have the largest fleet of Tesla, and after, in the same year, Dubai announced plans to create a fleet of 200 taxis Tesla.
Of course, it will be interesting to see whether taxi companies to use vehicles of Tesla, as the automaker really wants to put them out of business. During the event dedicated to the Day of autonomy this year, CEO Elon Musk has talked about plans to launch a robotaxi service in the United States next year. The service is designed to work without drivers and will instead rely on the technology of Autonomous driving company.
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