|Electric PT Cruiser as Yellow Cab.|
Hybrid Technologies will supply a lithium-powered L-PT Cruiser for use as a NYC Yellow Cab.
The program was approved by a vote at a scheduled TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) hearing. The program utilizes article 14 of the TLC charters, which allows the introduction of advanced or experimental innovations.
The all-lithium taxi will be hitting the streets of New York City within the next two months. It is anticipated that the L version taxi will also be used to highlight the Yellow Cabs 100th Anniversary in NYC which commences in 2007.
Hybrid Technologies is using a Ballard Power Systems 312V 67 MS electric drive system for the NYC lithium taxi—as it is for prototypes developed for NASA and the US Navy. (Earlier post.)