Nissan and New York City Launch Leaf EV Taxi Pilot
April 24, 2013 9:31 AM
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Electric taxi pilot will be supported with new quick charger installations
Nissan and NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new partnership this week that will see an electric vehicle taxi pilot being conducted in New York City. Nissan and New York City plan to put
six electric Leaf taxis into service starting this spring
The goal of the program is to understand how zero emission vehicles can be integrated into the city's future taxi fleet. Nissan and partners in New York City plan to install several CHAdeMO-based DC chargers to support the charging of the electric taxis. These quick chargers will be able to charge the Leaf to 80% capacity in under 30 min.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, "Even though the Taxi of Tomorrow won't be on the road for another six months, we're already looking ahead to the taxi of the day after tomorrow. Nissan's proven track record with electric vehicles will put us ahead of the curve in helping us answer important questions about incorporating electric taxis into the fleet so that we can achieve the goal of a one-third electric taxi fleet by 2020."
The Leaf is Nissan's only completely electric vehicle. Nissan cut the
base model price
for the Leaf by more than $6000 bringing the purchase price to $28,800 before the $7,500 federal tax credit is applied. The driving range for the Nissan Leaf depends on terrain and driving style, typically varying between 70 and 100 miles per charge.
The Leaf taxis will join
which won NYC's "Taxi of Tomorrow" contest.
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RE: pegging the battery?
4/24/2013 12:00:42 PM
Battery tech has changed alot, and normally charging a little bit all the time is usually much better than a full charge. This will definately test the limits, however.
I think if they can get the car down to 28k, then doubling the battery (if there is room should only have the car up around 35k. If I could get an electric car with ~150 miles for charge at that price, it would start to be viable.
RE: pegging the battery?
4/24/2013 12:06:33 PM
What they're learning more and more about lithium batteries, is that keeping them away from their charge limits drastically increases their lifespan.
If you could keep a pack between 45%-55% capacity (drive down to 45%, charge to 55%), the pack would outlive you.
This is unrealistic for most drivers, but for a taxi, with tons of charging opportunities its feasible.
RE: pegging the battery?
4/24/2013 3:54:21 PM
yes, in laptops with lithium batteries, when you select the model to extend the life of your battery then it only allows you to charge the battery to 60%. It is pointless to do this in a laptop but in a car meant to last 5+ years then it makes sense.
I wish they extend the capacity for battery to make it to 250 miles. Then charging to 60% would make sense for a taxi driver.
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