Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Nissan to Partner With Braun Corp. To Develop Accessible Taxi
Nissan has recently released a press statement debuting the production version of the NV200 taxi and has stated that they have, "partnered with the Braun Corp., the world leader in automotive mobility products, to develop, engineer and produce a creative solution for a wheelchair-accessible taxi in New York. Drawing on Braun's innovation and experience in the mobility industry, Nissan will offer a mobility solution to New York taxi medallion holders when the taxis go on sale in 2013."
Based on the specifications of this vehicle, it appears that Braun may attempt to adapt the NV200 to be a rear-entry taxi. This taxi is slightly smaller than the typical minivan so a side-entry ramp is unlikely. Look for this taxi to be running in the streets of New York within the next couple of years with the possibility of showing up nationally soon after that.