New York City streets are about to get a bit more... electric. Nissan and the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission plan to put six Leaf EVs in the hands of owner-operators for one year (a lease, free of charge) as part of a pilot program.

The goal is to gain "valuable information" about how the electric machines function as taxis on the busy streets of New York and to show people that EVs are viable options. We'd imagine the machines would work quite well for the short jaunts typical of taxi rides.

Interested in taking part in the all-electric people-moving business? Nissan invites you to fill out an online application, but you only have until November 30th to put your name in the giant spinning basket.

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