March 28, 2013
Taxi of Tomorrow: NV200 Mobility Taxi
March 27 – New York – NV200 Mobility Taxi made its New York International Auto Show debut, a wheelchair accessible version of the Nissan NV200 Taxi, which will become available as part of Nissan’s NV200 “Taxi of Tomorrow” program coming this fall.
Converted by Indiana-based BraunAbility, the NV200 Mobility Taxi features a rear ramp and an industry-first integrated restraint system that provides safe and quick securing of wheelchairs. The rear ramp access eliminates the need for wheelchair users to cross traffic to enter or exit – an important feature for New York City’s network of one-way streets. The Nissan Mobility Taxi looks and functions like a standard NV200 Taxi until the mobility function is needed.
Also on display, Nissan’s iconic Pathfinder SUV took another major step forward with the world debut of the 2014 Hybrid.
Executive Vice President Andy Palmer said: “Our mindset at Nissan is to lead the way with innovative solutions to the challenges of modern, sustainable mobility with the goal of reaching 100-percent zero emissions, like the LEAF. That means creating cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles like the Pathfinder Hybrid that serve people on the move, and vehicles like the NV200 Mobility Taxi that offer expanded functionality.”
The Pathfinder Hybrid, the first of several upcoming Nissan hybrid models, is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers in the United States in late summer. The hybrid features a supercharged 2.5-liter gasoline engine, 15-kW electric motor and advanced Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch hybrid control system.