Judge rules against Taxi of Tomorrow

The Nissan NV200, New York's Taxi of Tom

The Taxi of Tomorrow just hit a road bump.

A judge ruled against the new plan for taxis Wednesday, saying the city’s own codes do not approve the planned ride.

According to The New York Times, a judge ruled that it did not provide a hybrid option as required.

City codes require that officials approve a hybrid option.

The Nissan NV200, which boasts transparent roof panels, would be the new face of the 13,000 cabs.

Taxi and Limousine Commission chair David Yassky said the ruling would not affect the rollout.

“The TLC is acting immediately to ensure that taxi owners will continue to have the option to purchase a hybrid vehicle,” he said in a statement to Metro. “This ruling will not delay the ToT’s implementation.”

The Greater New York Taxi Association had filed the lawsuit against the city’s plans.


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