A nice electric vehicle has been kept under the radar, or at least I didn't notice it before, but the electric Vito apparantly entered the Future Car Challenge as a taxi. I've read about the electric Vito earlier, but had not seen the application as a taxi for seven persons before. Go check this out.
It's a nice spacious looking van fully electric, the original article can be found here.
More taxi news came from New York, they are looking to replace their uber-famous yellow cabs with a new model (still yellow though). Some nice entries are popping up, though I'm missing an entry from the Vito ;-)
More information on the other competitors, among which a nice entry from a Turkish manufacturer I had not heard from before. New York's future taxi service will probably stay yellow as it is, but will also become greener. You can help New York choose their cab of the future through the link in the original article here.