Electric Cabs May Be Green, But Still Face Taxi Regulation

Austin, Texas is attempting to encourage electric vehicles in the city, but a startup electric cab company has run into trouble overcoming the hurdles of taxicab regulation.

Granted, the electric cab company has been operating without a permit, and has therefore received over 200 tickets for doing everyday business.

Austin City Councilman Chris Riley explains that taxi regulation takes time and due process:

"You just have to figure out how it's going to work: where are the stands going to be, how do you license and regulate these people, how many franchises do we allow. We have to make sure we get those things right," said Riley in this KXAN investigative report.

Electric cab company awaiting permit: kxan.com

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