New York green cabs by 2012 |

Posted on 23-05-2007 by Vlad Balan

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New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today that the city’s yellow taxi cabs will go green within five years, as part of a larger push to make New York a more environmental friendly city.

As part of a plan that Bloomberg hopes to serve as a model for other large cities, 1,000 hybrid taxis would be introduced by October 2008, and that hybrids would gradually replace the rest of the city’s 13,000 taxi cabs by 2012.

The hybrid vehicles are powered by gasoline and electricity, and they emit less exhaust and have better gas mileage than other vehicles. Even if hybrid cars are usually more expensive, the plan would save cab drivers more than $10,000 per year in gasoline and other expenses.

Source [Automotive News]

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