Nissan’s Taxi of Tomorrow

TaxisThe bubbly yellow Nissan NV200 has been getting a lot of attention lately as New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been attempting to establish a mandate that would require all NYC cab companies and drivers to make a switch to the Nissan taxi.

Bloomberg was hoping to require the swapping out of all 15,000+ taxis in the Big Apple to Nissan’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” within the next three-to-five years. As you can imagine, this subject has been a controversial one, regardless of the quality of the NV200.

Unfortunately for Bloomberg, his plans have encountered a major bump in the road—Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler. Hagler has deemed that the mandate is an overstepping of boundaries, meaning that unless Bloomberg’s appeal can make it past the Supreme Court, there will be no requirement for NYC taxi drivers and companies to purchase the Nissan cabs.

Even if the mandate does not come to fruition the Nissan NV200s have gone on sale at New York dealerships, and some drivers have taken it upon themselves to purchase them anyway.

What do you think the New York justice system will rule about Bloomberg’s mandate? Will the Nissan NV200 end up being the Taxi of Tomorrow?