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Electric Taxis Get Tokyo Going Greener


Taxicabs sure have changed since the days of "You talkin' to me?"... then again, so has Robert de Niro. We bet he'd love these new Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric taxis, though probably as a passenger rather than a driver.

Dubbed "ZeROTAXI", the service began on March 25th, 2010, and for the time being is restricted to short-haul routes around Tokyo Station; more precisely in the business and finance districts of Marunouchi, Otemachi and Yurakucho. As well, the cabs only run while the sun shines... though they're not solar-powered.

ZeROTAXI is a private venture run by Hinomaru Limousine Co., and the cabs carry a distinctive green logo on their side doors. The color scheme of the cabs - shades of green over white - won't strike a chord with taxi traditionalists but as they're distinctive in their own right there shouldn't be any confusion once riders get used to their presence. (via Japan Sugoi)

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
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Comments
Mar 28, 2010
by Anonymous

Need this worldwide

Cities for use:

Mumbai
Osaka
Mex City Mex
NYC
Kobe
Nagato
Shanghai
Boston
Cleveland
Davis CA
Denver CO
Delhi India
Ankara
Cancun Mex
enough for Urban use alone with power grid to supply cars.
Franchise this Taxi Biz to the US.

Mar 29, 2010
by Anonymous

It is good passenger Taxi

Wonderful article!! It will the best traveling resource to go from the source to destination in the safe zone, with in minimal time period....
Nice to have the cities where it will going in the future...
Regards
Devin Campbell
datarecoverysoftware.com