According to Gawker there’s a new contender in town to replace the current fleet of NYC taxis. The new taxi is designed to be better on the environment, running on lithium ion batteries in slow traffic, but surely it would be great to have a new design icon driving round New York’s streets rather than a frikkin’ shoebox on wheels? As for me I’m still reeling from when they stopped doing the celebrity recordings such as Adam West telling you to “Bat buckle up”. And how come I can’t find any of those recordings on the web? Sigh.