Mock nissan NV200 taxis fool NYC commuters and cops
Nissan NV200 vans (which are basically the same as the Chevy City Express) were dressed up as yellow New York taxis in order to transport visitors and VIPs during the new York Auto Show that looked so similar to the real thing that police officers wanted to issue their drivers some tickets. Some people tried to hail the fake cabs, but to no avail.
Drivers of the mock taxi Nissan NV 200 vans had to continuously apologize to people hailing them. The last straw came when one mock taxi driver declined to wait his turn in the taxi queues at the airport, prompting a policewoman to approach him. The driver, again, had to say that he was not a real taxi.
A court voided in October 2013 Nissan's billion-dollar "Taxi of Tomorrow" contract with New York City, but that failed to deter Nissan to continue selling its cabs in the city. The carmaker's officials believe taxi operators still want its NV200 taxi, which was designed to meet the New York's contract requirements.