Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: March 4, 2023
Proposed Rule Full Text
Adopted Rule Full Text
Adopted rule summary:
Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 1043(b) of the New York City Charter that the Taxi and Limousine Commission (“TLC”) promulgates amendments to its vehicle specification rules governing non-accessible taxicab vehicles.
Comments are now closed.
Online comments: 16
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I want get a EV plate being wait for long long time.
I want a EV plate plz I being wait for this long long time because I have two kid to take care, my wife has no job, these companies charges me weekly $500 which I can’t make that much pay them and ford my family plz plz helper is needed,
The acceleration limit should be set to 4.2 or 4.1 seconds in an effort to include the Tesla Model 3 Long Range, which is the most affordable vehicle with the most safety technology in the market. Tesla’s charging network is also the most reliable, showing more consistent uptime (nearly 99%) vs other networks like PlugNYC and Electrify America whose stations are frequently out of service.
Allow all EV to receive new for hire plates. Only transfer old for hire plates to EV only. If drivers can’t afford EVs help provide SBA loans at low rates.
Daniel B Miller
I urge you to adopt strict limits on how fast taxis can accelerate. Speed kills, and making cabs take more time to get up to speed means fewer dead pedestrians, fewer serious injuries, and a more welcoming city for walkers.
Joseph T. Schmidt
As a transportation expert and specialist for over a decade, I strongly vote “no,” against this proposed rule change allowing taxis to accelerate faster. This is simply an added risk to the transportation environment that is simply not necessary. There is no benefit to safety allowing these taxis to accelerate this quickly, and it certainly increases the risk for the taxi to enter dangerous conditions or for the drive to lose control. I urge the community to take this seriously to avoid unnecessary injuries and/or fatalities.
Please slow the acceleration provision. 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds is an absurdly fast rate. As someone who faces dangerously fast drivers on a daily basis during my bike commute to work in the Bronx, I can attest to the need for safety on our streets. we need to prioritize pedestrians and cyclists. This plan will be dangerous for the constituents you are trying to protect
A. Scott Falk
Reject the proposal for ultrafast acceleration of TLC yellow cabs. There is no reason for a taxi to reach 60mph so quickly, and many reasons not to allow it (particularly the safety of pedestrians and vulnerable street users).
We are in the midst of a crisis in public safety on our streets, at the top of a spike in traffic violence due to drivers of motor vehicles hitting and killing/injuring pedestrians, bicyclists, and other drivers. In the interest of public safety, I urge you to reject the proposed rule that would allow electric vehicles to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.There is no reason for such quick acceleration in the city, especially when the current vehicles on our streets are already causing such dangerous conditions for everyone around them.
Instead of enabling dangerous acceleration, NYC TLC should commit to setting safe vehicle regulation standards.
Please please PLEASE prohibit the fast acceleration of evehicles. The speed limit is 25 here, cars should not accelerate 0-60 in 4 seconds, this will kill children and innocent pedestrians, please do not let this happen.
I want a EV plate plz I being wait for this long long time because I have two kid to take care, my wife has no job, these companies charges me weekly $500 which I can’t make that much pay them and ford my family plz plz helper is needed.
I need my own plate to work. If it’s electric then I will buy electric vehicle. I have two kids. I need this job
I think the stated Acceleration Rate Standard allows for far too high a rate of acceleration. Traffic in NYC is defined by bottlenecks, not the speed at which a vehicle can travel a single block.
We should use this opportunity to redefine what we allow on our streets, not a chance to recalculate what slamming on the gas in a current combustion engine would allow.
There is no reason for any vehicle on NYC streets to be able to accelerate quickly. Technology should be used to control acceleration and limit speed.
I urge you to reject this rule change. 0-60 in less than 5 seconds is still an incredibly fast acceleration rate. This isn’t taking into account pedestrian safety in a densely populated city.