This post deals with the design of a taxi rank and how to reduce the pollution created by idling and edging foroward. A few answers suggested that making the taxis switch to hybrids, or even better electric vehicles, would help the whole situation! (a smart bunch :-)
If taxi drivers were able to charge their electric vehicles whilst they waited in line for a fare this would be a great incentive for them to go electric. If you can regularly charge your EV then you don't need such a large battery because you will need less range. Having a small battery is more efficient because it will reduce weight.
How can you design a taxi rank that would enable taxi drivers to charge their vehicles at the same time as waiting for a fare?
(I would be interested to know if this has been implemented somewhere in the world already)