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Electric Taxi Edges Closer to DC Area Launch

Plans to offer taxi service in Arlington, Virginia with 40 Nissan LEAF taxis still awaits permission.

Published: 30-Nov-2012

Travelers in need of a ride in Arlington County soon could be hailing an electric taxi on their smartphone and working - or playing - on a complimentary iPad while riding through the congested streets of northern Virginia.

EV Taxicab, a new Arlington-based company, plans to launch a fleet of 40 Nissan Leaf sedans — if it gets the lion’s share of 65 new taxi certificates that the County Board will award Dec. 8.

“This is the future,” said owner Malik Khattak. His cars would compose the first all-electric taxi fleet in the region, and possibly the nation, he said.

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