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EnviroCab Adds All-Electric Nissan Leaf To Its Fleet

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Anyone interested in driving an all-electric vehicle in Virginia may have the opportunity to take a test ride by simply catching a cab. That's because EnviroCab in Arlington is the first cab company in the region to add an all-electric car to its fleet.

The Nissan Leaf will boost the number of vehicles in service at the company to 50. EnviroCab already operates 49 hybrid taxis including Toyota Priuses, Camry hybrids, and Highlander hybrids. 

The company purchases carbon offsets to cover the emissions its cabs do produce. The launch of the all-electric taxi as a "test," as the company moves toward its goal of a fleet with zero emissions, according to an EnviroCab representative.

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