In New York City resides the sole Tesla Model 3 taxi. YouTuber Sam Sheffer recently had the opportunity to check it out in person, while also going for a ride in it.
There are all kinds of yellow cabs that operate throughout the city that never sleeps, the most famous of which is the iconic Ford Crown Victoria. However, a taxi driver by the name of Rami wanted something a little different.
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Rami’s Model 3 operates just like any other taxicab in New York City and offers flat fares for many popular routes. This being a Tesla, we’ve got no doubt that going for a ride in it is a different experience from most other taxis, most notably due to the fact that its electric powertrain means it is much quieter and more pleasant to sit in.
The driver told Sheffer that he likes to keep the car’s various exterior cameras running on the infotainment screen so he can monitor what is going on around him at all times.
One of the inconveniences of using an electric taxi is charging. According to Rami, he typically spends an hour charging up the Model 3, which is enough to give him 240 miles (386 km) of range. However, he suggests the cold weather of New York City reduces the car’s range to 80 miles (129 km), which sounds very low.