DC Firm Plans All-Electric Taxi Company
Washington: A futuristic-looking fleet of all-electric cabs may soon be plugged in and driving on the streets of Arlington, Virginia, near the nation's capital, a sign the environmentally-friendly vehicles are slowly catching on as a viable means of transportation in the US.
"No one has really taken the first step to do this," said Malik Khattak, founder of Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company, who has proposed a fleet of 40, all-electric Nissan Leaf cars he says will be the first taxicab fleet of its kind in the US.
Khattak envisions cars equipped with iPads and wireless internet access that allows web browsing and offers passengers the flexibility to pay with a credit card.
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