Monday, 08 March 2021 19:36

Tesla Model 3 New York's Yellow Cab Fleet is Growing

Written by Maria Merano, Teslarati
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New York's fleet of Tesla yellow cabs seems to be growing, with recent photographs around the city showing the presence of more Model 3 taxis.

This was despite one of the Tesla Model 3 yellow cabs having an accident in late January. 


In early November, New York City’s first Model 3 taxi cab caught the EV community’s eye for its unique features and potential. The Model 3 yellow cab was the spiritual successor of the Nissan Leaf, which briefly served as official NYC taxis from 2013 to 2015 as part of the city’s efforts to embrace sustainable transportation. 


Unfortunately for the first Tesla Model 3 NYC yellow cab, the vehicle was involved in an accident on Long Island in late January. Images of the vehicle post-accident revealed a good portion of the Model 3’s left rear quarter panel was torn off during the incident. The driver’s side rear wheel was also cracked. 


Later images showed the Tesla Model Y taxi cab being transported to what appeared to be a local garage. By then, it seemed like the Model 3 yellow cab would be out of commission for a while.


If recent photos are any indication, however, it appears more Model 3 taxis are now on the way, and some of them are already being deployed to the city. 


A photo submitted to Teslarati by one of our readers showed two other Tesla Model 3 yellow cabs parked side-by-side in...

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