• Electric taxis hit Japanese roads

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    The next time you visit Japan, you’ll probably ride in an emission free taxi. Three new electric taxis hit the asphalt today, and probably more will follow suit in future. Japan currently has around 60,000 taxis, each guzzling gas and polluting the environment causing around 20% of the countries CO2 emissions. Together with a US firm, Better Place, Japan will soon wipe away these blemishing numbers with electric taxis.

    These taxis use switchable batteries. Instead of docking up every time the taxi runs out of juice, the battery can simply be switched for a charged one, while the drained one is left charging. This obviously increases the cars range to an extent. This concept is sure to grab the attention of taxi operators around the globe.

    Posted in Topics:Transport, Tags: , on April 27, 2010