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Nov 30, 2023Liked by AutoMarketplace

I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation for your insightful coverage on this topic. I've been following the developments closely, particularly regarding the NYTWA Lawsuit on EV FHA Licenses. Your expertise in this matter is evident, and I value your perspective. I'd be interested to know your opinion on what the future holds for this lawsuit.

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Appreciate the words! It's tough to exactly say right now, but we'll definitely be actively covering developments, as the case should be concluding relatively soon we think (next 4-6 weeks). One thing that will happen (hopefully) whether the judge rules in NYWTA's or TLC's favor is that everyone can recognize ~10,000 *new* TLC Plates is not what this industry needed. So, even if the TLC is successful, our hope (perhaps foolish) is that TLC won't immediately reinstate the EV exemption again at least until a full FHV License report is published (February 2024 report). In addition, some influential City Council Members (notably Selvena Brooks-Power) might introduce legislation to prevent TLC from taking such a drastic, surprise action again without a lot of study and public hearings

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I want to own my plate. I do not want to lease or rent.

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The best option right now, until case is decided & if you don't want to buy a taxi medallion / single plate FHV Corp, is to purchase a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV). The WAV exemption to the TLC Plate Cap remains in place and allows you to get your own plate

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Nov 28, 2023Liked by AutoMarketplace

If the TLC truly believes leasing companies are “predatory,” then why are these same leasing companies allowed to also purchase EV licenses? Doesn’t this just perpetuate the so called predatory behavior with more vehicles to lease to defenseless drivers?

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Absolutely, yet another very valid point. Why is Revel , Hertz or any fleet allowed to apply for any new TLC Plate(s), at all? When things don't add up, there's usually more to the story.

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