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Hail to the New NYC Taxi; Nissan Cab Unveiled

Monday, April 02, 2012

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In a cab and your cell phone just died? No problem. Just plug it in. The new cabs hitting the streets of New York City next year will have charging ports for riders' electronics.

They'll also have more leg room and a host of other features.

A prototype of the Nissan NV200 has arrived in the city and will be unveiled Tuesday. The model was selected from among three finalists in a city competition.

The car is a brighter yellow color than current taxis. It's also easier for passengers to move around because it has a flat floor without the hump.

The Nissan will be phased in starting October 2013. It's expected to fully replace all other cab models by 2018.

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