Last two NYC Ford Crown Victoria taxis finally at the end of the road

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Last two NYC Ford Crown Victoria taxis finally at the end of the road originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 27 Nov 2023 09:22:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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India’s classic Premier Padmini taxi killed by emissions laws

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India's classic Premier Padmini taxi killed by emissions laws originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 12 Jan 2020 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Autoblog In Cuba: How to catch a cab, and why you’ll want to

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In our continuing series about cars and travel in Cuba, we delve into all things Taxi. How to find one, what to pay, and why they're fascinating.

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Morocco offering ‘cash for clunkers’ program for Mercedes W123 taxis

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Taxi in Morocco.

As the models continue to grow older, the Ford Crown Victoria is slowly but surely disappearing from US cities as the prevailing taxicab. The same thing is happening in Morocco with its huge fleet of Mercedes-Benz W123-chassis taxis thanks to a little help from the government. The authorities cite safety and environmental reasons for the decades-old sedans to be removed from the road in a cash-for-clunkers-style program slated to start by the end of the year.

According to Ran When Parked, there are about 55,000 W123 taxis operating in Morocco. The body style was built throughout the '70s and '80s with a variety of gasoline and diesel engines, and they earned a reputation for doing high miles with great reliability. The cab drivers like them because they can cram several people in and still fit on the crowded streets. To stop the stream of old Mercedes cabs, the country's government made it quite expensive to import vehicles more than five years old.

In addition to improving air quality, the cash-for-clunkers program might stimulate local business. Renault and Dacia operate a factory in Tangier, Morocco, that builds some vans, including the Dacia Dokker. Ran When Parked claims the authorities would give drivers about 50,000 Dirhams ($6,100) to trade in their cars, and Renault would provide an additional 10,000 Dirhams ($1,200) to switch to one of its vehicles. Maybe it's finally time for the W123 to pass the torch...

Morocco offering 'cash for clunkers' program for Mercedes W123 taxis originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 12 May 2014 08:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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