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Barcelona to Deploy Nissan's All-Electric Taxi

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Pablo Valerio
Pablo Valerio  
6/2/2014 11:55:54 AM
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Re: Excellent Progress
@Peter, there are some cities using electric buses. Barcelona is now trying one for regular service and Milton Keynes, in the north of London, has eight buses used in one route which has been equipped with wireless charging. 

"The eight electric buses have important environmental benefits: they will remove approximately five tonnes of particulates and noxious tailpipe emissions from the city's streets each year and approximately 270 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere."

Check the BBC article

PeterJ
PeterJ  
5/31/2014 7:53:35 AM
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Re: Excellent Progress
I did a little searching and they are manufactured. I'm sure it might be cost prohibitive at this point based on the quantities required and the fact that most school districts in the US contract this service out.

Susan Leach
Susan Leach  
5/30/2014 5:47:16 AM
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Re: Taxi
@CitySolver, if you like electric cars, apparently Norway is the place to be. They have the highest concentration in the world (1 in every 100 cars), but the incentives are huge -- no tolls, free charging, free parking, free commuting in the bus lane. The government will even subsidise the installation of a charging point in your home. Hard to resist!

Pablo Valerio
Pablo Valerio  
5/29/2014 3:45:51 PM
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Re: The Tesla effect
Terry, not yet! European car manufacturers such as VW, Renault and BMW are beggining to offer all-electric cars, but there is nobody such as Telsa here.

I have not followed their European strategy, maybe they are going through the process  to obtain EU certification.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
5/29/2014 3:31:32 PM
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Re: Taxi
@Peter, I'll have to ask the managment company if they would do that for our apartment complex. its worth a try anyway.

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
5/29/2014 3:27:01 PM
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Re: Excellent Progress
@Peter, I have not yet seen if School busses are or have been converted. Next time I see one, i'll be sure to check.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
5/29/2014 3:25:54 PM
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Re: Taxi
I bet if they investigated it further there might be some sort of funding available to install one - or perhaps a tax incentive? -- not to mention a happy resident.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
5/29/2014 3:22:37 PM
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Re: Excellent Progress
Right, Dave -- that woulld be a welcomed addition here. I was also wondering about school buses being converted? I have not seen anything like that here in the Northeast.

PeterJ
PeterJ  
5/29/2014 3:19:56 PM
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Re: Do taxis spur sales?
I like that, Kim. I guess now it is the danger of texting that could result in the same outcome. It did reach new heights for me last week, though - I saw a gentleman on his bike texting!

Davedgreat2000
Davedgreat2000  
5/29/2014 3:18:04 PM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Excellent Progress
@Peter, And its not just the Busses but the Trash Trucks as well. They are going to Natural Gas. At least in my city they are all Natural Gas powered. Makes a big difference in the Smell and noise.

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