Nissan to supply New York cabs from next yearThe Associated Press
YOKOHAMA, Japan -- Nissan is supplying New York city with fuel-efficient cabs, including six electric cars for testing, but acknowledged uncertainties about the ongoing war over charging standards for electric vehicles.
Nissan Motor Co. said Tuesday its gasoline engine NV200 vehicles, painted yellow, will start operating as New York taxis in October 2013. Six Leaf electric vehicles will be part of a pilot program this year.
Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said it's unclear whether nations will adopt the "CHAdeMo" standard used by Nissan for charging electric vehicles, or the competing one backed by General Motors Co. and others.
The standards use different plugs and aren't compatible.