The City of New York (NYC) has put the Tesla Model 3 on the list of approved yellow cabs. The Model 3 is the first-ever all-electric car to make it on the list. Previously, some hybrid cars were on the list, such as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid (see full list below). Although the “Age of the Robotaxi ” is a bit far in the future, it is a good start that different levels of governments around the world are recognizing electric cars as an alternative to traditional fossil fuel vehicles. Right now, around the globe, Tesla vehicles are being used as ambulances and police cruisers until the Tesla ridesharing service is launched. Owners are also earning from their Teslas via Uber and similar services. List of approved vehicles for NYC yellow cabs, Tesla Model 3 included. Source: The use of electric taxis will reduce carbon emissions significantly, with an electric car’s emissions more than 3× lower than an internal combustion engine (ICE) car. The math for this was done by a redditor from the Tesla subreddit: “70000 mi / 300 mi per charge = 233.33 charges per year 233.33 * […]

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