Wednesday, May 23, 2007

New York Taxis Going Green

Those famous yellow cabs are about to go green. Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday New York will be adding more eco-freindly hybrid vehicles to its fleet and is aiming to convert its entire fleet of 13,000 vehicles to gas-electric hybrids by 2012. In addition, the TLC will begin phasing out the current Ford Crown Victoria taxis late next year.

In 2005, six hybrid vehicles were approved for service by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission: the Ford Escape, Toyota Highlander, Lexus RX 400, Honda Civic and Toyota Prius. This year more hybrids are hitting the streets like the Toyota Camry, Mercury Mariner, the new Ford Escape , Saturn VUE and possibly the Chrysler PT Cruiser.

No word yet from Ford or Chevrolet if they will produce a hybrid version of the fleet oriented Crown Victoria's and Chevrolet Impala's.


Anonymous said...

Hey, I just read that interview you did with BBPS (it's featured on Simtropolis homepage). I've been a fan of SC4 for a long time. You're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

A Crazed Bush Hating Socialist said...

I like it here [bookmark]. The concept of splicing news with a city journal seems awesome. Definitely a site for the keeping

Good work.

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Elliot said...
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Elliot said...
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Elliot said...

Thanks for the kinds comments. I'll add a link to the interview so people can view it if they want.

A Crazed Bush Hating Socialist,
Thanks, nice SimCity blog.