Hanover Trade Show: VW electric taxi concept

With the Hanover Trade Show in Germany this week, Volkswagen pulled back the covers on its new electric taxi concept. Called the Milano the compact battery-powered vehicle takes it styling tips from the Blue concept that VW unveiled at the LA Auto Show back in 2007.

The Milano uses the same lithium ion batteries that Volkswagen will put in its electric vehicles due to start production in 2013, these will power a floor mounted 45 kilowatt-hour pack which will give a claimed 186-mile range. Body styling on the taxi concept showed a large curb-sided forward-sliding passenger door that will allow ease of access, front passenger seating had disappeared to add luggage space and touch screen monitors similar to current New York City cabs were used.

Although the Milano Taxi is a concept exercise at the moment AutoBlog reported that they wouldn’t be surprised to see similar production vehicles released from Volkswagen with the rise in popularity of electric powered vehicles. Check out the link to see pictures and Volkswagens press release.

Read more: AutoBlog

*Identifying Monetised Links - outgoing links that we monetise are marked with an '*' symbol.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

Contact Daniel Chubb:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

iPad gets sliding QWERTY keypad: Knockoff

Verizon iPhone 4G Announcement: Predictions