Nissan NV200 Mobility – Wheelchair-Accessible New York City Taxi

By - March 29th, 2013

Nissan NV200 Mobility   Wheelchair Accessible New York City Taxi

While the rest of the business is focused on speed, style, and power, Nissan is helping to make sure all city-goers have a way to navigate New York City’s busy streets. In addition to their original NV200 NYC Taxi unveiled last year, Nissan just added the new NV200 Mobility Taxi to the line-up. Making its debut at the New York International Auto Show, this wheelchair accessible van will become part of NYC’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” program, which is rolling out this fall. Converted by Indiana-based BraunAbility, the remake features a rear ramp and an industry-first integrated wheelchair restraint system, which eliminates the need for users to cross traffic to enter or exit the taxi–a big deal with all of the City’s one-way streets. Aside from exceeding Americans with Disabilities (ADA) requirements with a load rating of 800 lbs and a 30-inch wide ramp, passengers can enjoy a panoramic sunroof, a media center, and am extra row of seats to help share the fare. Nissan has been working with the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission for over two years on the project, where it will soon join the fleet of 13,000 other taxis in New York City.

Nissan NV200 Mobility   Wheelchair Accessible New York City Taxi

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