A futuristic electric taxi known as the Unicab is seen as a leading contender to replace New York’s fleet of 26,500 yellow cabs over a ten year period beginning in 2013.

The design is based on a concept from Melbourne’s award-winning RMIT student designer Damian Lucaciu. It incorporates ideas from clean-air experts and the NSW Disability Council’s founder Jacob Baldwin.

It boasts open space, low floors, a ramp for the disabled and seats for up to seven passengers.

Unicab concept
Unicab concept