EV fleet and infrastructure start-up Gravity has launched the first electric cars in a fleet of all-electric NYC yellow taxis. Gravity’s Ford Mustang Mach E is the first to ever serve as an NYC taxi. The company intends to deploy a fleet of at least 50 cabs made up of the Mach E and the Tesla Model Y.
Gravity says that its first Model Y is now undergoing its final custom tweaks and inspection. The company has added its own technology specifically for taxi services. The cabs are, of course, painted yellow, and come equipped with what Gravity is calling “dynamic passenger controls.” This means a 22-inch display for selfies, music and video, while for the safety of the driver, driver-facing AI tech identifies and prevents distracted driving. Gravity has also kitted out all of the vehicles with panoramic roofs to take in the New York sights.
“We’ve designed our fleet to be the smartest, safest and most sustainable taxi to ever hit the road—something any New Yorker or visitor would be excited to flag down. We want our advanced EV fleet to not only help reinvigorate the NYC yellow taxi, but help reenergize the city and pull it toward a cleaner future,” said Moshe Cohen, founder and CEO of Gravity.
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