How many miles does a NYC taxi do in its vehicle's lifetime?
The Guru Take
Potentially more than 500,000 miles.
A great question. Let's try doing the math:
- A typical NYC taxi drives about 70,000 miles a year. *
- The average age of a taxi is 3.3 years old. (So, let's assume one can remain in operation for 6.6 years.)*
That will be 70,000 miles x 6.6 years = 462,000 miles.
...and that's just the miles during its operation as a taxi. There is a second hand market for these taxis, so it could possibly keep going. At more than 460K, I am not sure how long it will run, but perhaps it's ok to estimate a typical taxi can potentially drive 500K miles in its lifetime.
* Source: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/downloads/pdf/2014_taxicab_fact_book.pdf
Uber Driver, CEO of TaxiFareFinder and Unleashed, LLC
What! 500k? I can't get my vehicles to last past 150k. That is impressive.
2018 Nissan NV 200 that are used for taxis start at $21,900 each. That is an amazing return on investment.