We’ve talked a lot about the new NV200 “Taxi of tomorrow” trying to work its way into the New York City’s public transit systems here at Nissan of Lake Charles. Not only would help the city with its pollution issues (one of the main causes being traffic from taxies and busses) but would also improve the rides of the drivers and passengers. The new Taxi of Tomorrow has already seen several different issues arise that have caused some struggles. Not too long ago, Nissan is now facing another setback that might cause some major issues with their idea of the Taxi of Tomorrow.
Last week, the New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to allow taxi cab drivers to decide whether to use the new Nissan “Taxi of Tomorrow” NV200 or purchase their own hybrids to use instead. The primary switch over was initially set to begin in October of this year, but has since been pushed back slightly due to the legal issues we’ve spoken of before. All of these issues combined, include the delayed rollout, caused the commission to take the vote. Although Nissan will still have a fairly firm grip on the matter, these delays will cost when looking at overall numbers.