Tokyo’s first electric-powered taxis hit the streets

Tokyo’s first electric-powered taxis hit the streets on Thursday Two ‘Zero-taku’ (Zero-taxis), so called because the electric cars produce no carbon emissions, began picking up fares at JR Tokyo Station’s Marunouchi South exit after an inauguration ceremony. ‘If fully charged, we can drive to Yokohama, operator Hinomaru Limousine Co. boasted. The company’s Mitsubishi Motors Corp. i-MiEV electric cars can travel 160 kilometers on a fully charged battery. Fares start at 710 yen ($7.80) for the first 2 kilometers, similar to most taxis.

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2 Replies to “Tokyo’s first electric-powered taxis hit the streets”

  1. This kind of car is one of the innovative technology in the car industry so far because it use electricity to run but I don't know if it uses some wires or cables at all.If yes, it's possible for this kind of car to be more nicer by the use of those steel steel or flexible braided sleeving to cover those wires, it's not only for protection but for the beautification too.

  2. This kind of car is one of the innovative technology in the car industry so far because it use electricity to run but I don't know if it uses some wires or cables at all.If yes, it's possible for this kind of car to be more nicer by the use of those steel steel or flexible braided sleeving to cover those wires, it's not only for protection but for the beautification too.

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