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The Unicab EV Could be New York’s Taxi of Tomorrow
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 1, 2010 @ 1:45 pm In automotive,Green Transportation,Innovation | 2 Comments
Think it’s time for New York City to update its cab  design? The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has been hunting for the so-called “taxi of tomorrow” — a cab that integrates safety, comfort, energy efficiency, and superior design — for the past two years. The TLC hasn’t chosen a new taxi  yet, but we like the looks of the Unicab, a four-seater EV decked out with so many eco features that barely resembles today’s cabs.
Designed as an all-electric  vehicle, the concept cab derives additional energy from solars panels  on the roof, brake energy conversion, hydrogen fuel cells , and plug-in recharging. A light, strong steel body features seating for four people, an infotainment unit, a luggage compartment that slides out, and even a wheelchair ramp.
The TLC hasn’t announced when it will choose its taxi of tomorrow, but a sleek electric option sounds good to us.
+ Unicab 
Via Autobloggreen 
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URLs in this post:
 cab: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/02/04/chicagoans-to-hail-green-cabs-instead-of-inhaling-fumes/
 taxi: http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/07/transportation-tuesday-the-bamboo-taxi/&sa=X&ei=BjMFTPrnNZ30Mt3u1Ts&ved=0CBkQzgQoADAA&usg=AFQjCNFxDSohYSqvaBW9DwFDc0msVf8_Rw
 all-electric: http://inhabitat.com/tag/electric-vehicle
 solars panels: http://inhabitat.com/solar-power/
 hydrogen fuel cells: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/02/formula-zero-hydrogen-cell-racing-takes-off/
 + Unicab: http://thetaxioftomorrow.com/
 Autobloggreen: http://green.autoblog.com/2010/06/01/nyc-seeks-taxi-of-tomorrow-is-unicab-the-answer/
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