NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: The new Nissan NV200 taxi is seen on a screen at a news conference announcing Nissan Motor Co. had won a 10-year, $1 billion contract to provide taxis to New York City on May ... more 
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: The new Nissan NV200 taxi is seen on a screen at a news conference announcing Nissan Motor Co. had won a 10-year, $1 billion contract to provide taxis to New York City on May 3, 2011 in New York City. The Taxi and Limousine Commission along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the Nissan NV200 designed by Nissan North America, Inc., has been chosen as the winner of the Taxi of Tomorrow competition and will become the City’s exclusive taxicab for a decade. The Japanese automobile company will provide thousands of taxis to the city beginning in about two years after beating out other finalists from Ford and Turkish car maker Karsan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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Tue, May 3, 2011 3:10 PM EDT