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Hong Kong Taxi Services to Adopt the LPG-fed Nissan NV200 Mobility Taxi

Underpinned by a modified Nissan B platform and first introduced at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, the NV200 people carrier is now the standard in New York City’s taxis fleet, replacing the Crown Vics of yesteryear. Some European capitals also made it their taxi of choice, along with a few Asian cities too.
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The most recent country to strike a deal with Nissan for a huge lot of NV200s is Hong Kong, a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, especially known for its lavish lifestyle, expansive skyline and harbour. Local media and Nissan report that early 2015 will see the NV200 wearing the Hong Kong taxi red and silver livery.

Due to the fact Hong Kong is one of the most crowded and public transport-dependent cities in the world, the lot that’ll serve as cabs in the Asian country won’t be fueled by gas or electric juice. As you can see in one of the pics attached below, there’s an LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) tank fitted in the boot.Why did Hong Kong choose the LPG-fed NV200?
There are two main reasons for that - firstly, it burns more cleanly than petrol or diesel and its free of the unhealthy particles present in the latter, and secondly for its rather high octane rating of at least 102 and up to 108 RON. In addition to this, the LPG standard is common in a lot of Asian countries.

Based on the Mobility Taxi, this model comes as standard with a ramp for wheelchair access and integrated restraints for securing wheelchairs. Though it won’t kill the Nissan Cedric and Toyota Crown taxis currently used in Hong Kong, the 50-strong lot of NV200 taxis heading there is just the start.

 
 
 
 
 

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