Are Electric Taxis The Perfect Idea?
The idea of turning a congested and polluted city over to electric taxis certainly sounds appealing but can electric taxis muster what their conventional gasoline cars endure on a daily base? While it is thought so, there are limits that will be addressed at some point or another.
New York City Turns To New Leafs. New York City has worked on its pollution problem since the 1970s when it realized its smog levels were rising to alarming levels. There were various push towards cleaner inner city transportation but the most notable these past decades were hybrid buses. Yet the irresistible idea of using electric cars as taxis makes much sense, at least on paper. Sure, the mile driven on electricity is usually a third, if not a half of the gasoline equivalent but the real question is how far and how long to recharge.