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DC Firm Plans All-Electric Taxi Company

Arlington, Virginia-based Electric Vehicle Taxicab Company is proposing a fleet of 40, all-electric Nissan Leafs, which if approved would be first of its type in the nation.

Published: 21-Oct-2012

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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