Tank Taxi Takes On Lyft And Uber

Look out Lyft and Uber, a British hobbyist turned entrepreneur is offering customers rides in his ‘tank taxi.’ And like the rideshare model, he drives his own vehicle although his operating costs for his 1967 armored vehicle are much higher.

Merlin Batchelor of Norwich picked up his 15-ton surplus ‘tank’ the old-fashioned way—he bought it over the Internet. He admits his $35,000 purchase isn’t actually a tank, but an APC or armored personnel carrier. The city apparently allows tracked vehicles to roam its streets, and friends and acquaintances started begging for rides, although passers-by described it as “very loud and very slow.” When strangers asked Batchelor to ferry

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