Nissan is to supply 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.
The Japanese car giant said its petrol 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 programme this year.
Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer said it is unclear whether other countries will adopt the “CHAdeMo” standard used by Nissan for charging electric vehicles, or the competing one backed by General Motors and others.
The standards use different plugs and are not compatible.