Frazer-Nash's New Hybrid Cab Is The Taxi London Deserves

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you what's most likely to become London's next iconic vehicle: The new Metrocab! 75 MPG (imperial), a 347 mile range and a lower running cost that'll save the average cabby about 50 bucks a day. » 1/16/14 10:30am 1/16/14 10:30am

The 1976 Alfa Romeo New York Taxi Was The Real Taxi Of Tomorrow

How quickly people forget. New York City leaders have been pretty vocal about the Nissan NV200T being the "Taxi of Tomorrow" when, in fact, it isn't much more different in concept than this fuzzy concept from Italdesign and Alfa Romeo. The Taxi of Tomorrow really dates back to the Ford Administration. » 11/27/13 4:00pm 11/27/13 4:00pm

The Best Taxis In The World

With New York's Taxi of Tomorrow now being called the Taxi of Today because there are taxis on the streets today that used to be called the "taxi of tomorrow" but today is a day in which we have those taxis, it got me thinking. I'm sure the Taxi of Tomorrow is okay, but where does it rank with the greatest in the world? » 11/03/13 4:13pm 11/03/13 4:13pm

This Is the NYPD's Secret Spy Cab

In Enemies Within, the new book from Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman on the NYPD's indiscriminate and probably illegal spying program, reference is briefly made to a "real yellow cab, complete with an authentic taxi medallion registered under a fake name" used by the… » 8/27/13 9:45am 8/27/13 9:45am

What's The All-Time Best New York Taxi?

Following up on what we reported two weeks ago, Nissan announced that the production of New York's future taxis is well underway at the company's assembly plant in Mexico. So yes, after years of Crown Vics, a Japanese car will be the main vehicle in the fleet. Will this be the best NYC taxi ever? Doubtful. » 8/27/13 9:35am 8/27/13 9:35am

Volvo's Chinese Parent Geely Swoops In To Save The London Taxi

Looks like the black London taxi cab won't be disappearing from roads thanks to the saviors at Geely. You may remember Geely from such takeovers as Volvo, where they're redefining the famed Swedish brand as a company that makes big luxury sedans for China, sexy hatchbacks and wagons for Europe and big crossovers for… » 2/03/13 10:00am 2/03/13 10:00am

How Is New York's Nissan 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Still Not Wheelchair-Friendly?

John Liu, the comptroller for the City of New York, does not have nice words for the mini-minivan that's poised to become the city's primary taxi cab. No, he's not a Jalopnik reader who's pissed that the Nissan NV200 van is going to replace the iconic, rough-and-tumble Ford Crown Victoria. (At least, we don't think… » 12/14/12 2:40pm 12/14/12 2:40pm

Community Rallies To Support The Cabbie Beaten To A Pulp By A US Marine

Last week, cab driver Charles Hawkesworth was brutally attacked by one of his late night passengers, a US Marine. Now, as the attacker is finally being charged with a felony, Hawkesworth's North Carolina community is banding together to support him in the best way we can imagine. » 9/13/12 2:30pm 9/13/12 2:30pm