Mexico City powers up electric taxi service | SmartPlanet

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MEXICO CITY  Is there an emissions-free future for Mexico City taxis? 

Green and white taxis pull up to their stand behind the capital’s towering cathedral. Then they plug in.

A pilot program is testing the viability of zero-emissions electric taxi service in Mexico City, notorious for its choking traffic and cough-inducing smog. The city laid out 11 million pesos, or $770,000, for 20 electric Nissan “Leaf” sedans. Service started earlier this month at the sitio, or stand, in the city’s historic center. Join the UtilityTree on  Tumblr
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