By William Maley
Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com
May 25, 2013
Nissan was riding high when the announcement came that their NV Taxi would become New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow last year. Since then, Nissan has been under a barrage of attacks. The latest setback comes from New York Supreme Court Justice Peter Moulton who ruled one part of Nissan's and New York's Taxi & Limousine Commission agreement is "null, void and unenforceable". That part is from the Taxi of Tomorrow requirements which asked for a vehicle to be a hybrid - something the NV200 doesn't meet.
Nissan argued that it is bringing a hybrid version of the van to market in 2015, but the court ruled against the company. Now this ruling does open the door for taxi companies to buy to non-Nissan hybrid vehicles. Even with this setback, it doesn't sound like this setback will affect Nissan's ten-year contract with New York.
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