In cities that rely on taxis as a form of transportation, levels of air pollution are unhealthy, traffic is heavy, and streets are loud. That is why cities such as New York and London are beginning to release electric taxi fleets to replace diesel and gas-powered ones. These taxis are quieter, drive more smoothly, and save thousands of dollars a year. Electric Taxi Drivers have even been reporting higher tips than usual due to their smooth rides!
These fleets are often part of larger initiatives to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in cities. For example, London has the goal that all taxis will be capable of zero-emissions operation by 2018!
The continuing introduction of electric fleets and Initiatives like those in London are exactly the measures we need to increase the prevalence of EVs!
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