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VW Presents Electric Milano Taxi Study
In brief: Volkswagen unveiled the Milano Taxi concept and plans production as early as 2013. The MPV is tailored specifically for taxi use.
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Make/Model: Milano Taxi EV
The Milano Taxi will have a top speed of 75mph, will have an all-electric power train with an 85kW motor (peak, continuous at 50kW) and a 45kWh lithium-ion battety pack in the underbody.
Range will be up to 186 miles per charge and the car has a low vehicle weight of only about 3,300 pounds due to advanced framing and composite use.
The door on the passenger side opens very wide, thanks to a new mechanism using two-axis kinematics giving a large opening for passengers.
And so ...
Nice concept with some definite strong points.
Photo credits: VW
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