All-electric Unicab could be New York’s future taxicab

June 2, 2010 / 1 Comment

If this is New York’s taxi of tomorrow then it has little else than the yellow color in common with its already existing counterparts. Unicab is a creative concept submitted for the “Taxi of Tomorrow” website launched by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in search for a new model medallion yellow taxicab to New York City in the near future.nyc All electric Unicab could be New York’s future taxicab

The Unicab designed as an all- electric vehicle and powered by hydrogen fuel cells with rooftop solar panels to harness additional energy will have a small carbon footprint with low emissions and improved fuel efficiency. It also features seating for four passengers, an automated ramp for those with disabilities, an infotainment center which displays routes and attractions along the way and a sliding luggage compartment. Although New York Taxi and Limousine Commission remains undecided on the taxi choice an electric taxi would be the best way to help keep New York city clean and green.

Via: Inhabitat