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A Near Blackout of Electric Cabs

Only seven of the more than 50,000 taxis and for-hire vehicles on the road in New York City were electric in 2013.

Those seven include two expensive Teslas that now sit idle, three city taxis that have since been sidelined, and one cab that has to turn off its heat to save electricity.

But there’s one driver among the seven who is doing just fine in his battery-powered car at a community car service in the Bronx.

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