The Nissan Altima Hybrid will be hitting the streets in Midtown for an approved trial run as a patrol car.
Green Test- New York Times City Room - The source article
My 2 cents-
There will also be a few undercover taxi Nissans as well! Yikes I don't think I'll be able to tell them apart. This is only a test, but the department does put these cars through a trial run to have even come to this point. They are said to have more legroom and headroom than the current Impala and Crown Vic' and at a price of only $1,500 dollars more, yet over triple the numbers in saved gasoline, the department is going to save a ton of money. Remember in Midtown the traffic don't go nowhere, so contrary to the action movies, we don't get much car chases in the center of it all.
What I've been waiting for though, has been the arrival of the New Ford Fusion Hybrid to the taxi fleet. These cars seem to top every category, I don't know why they didn't put it to the test at the NYPD