• NYC’s yellow cabs to go hybrid within 5 years

    Environment, Environmental Design

    Every yellow cab in this city will be a fuel-efficient hybrid by 2012, and stricter emissions and gas mileage standards for taxis will be phased in starting next year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday.

    Read more on <a href="http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18800305/">MSNBC</a>

  • Oi

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    5 years? A few months ago I was talking to a taxi driver on route to the airport and he thought it would be one year until hybrids would come along. Oi vey. I guess that means pedi-cabs for me! Honk Honk!

    Oh and has anyone noticed the buses that say they are "clean air hybrids?" Are they even hybrids?

    Link to photo

  • And they - if I remember correctly, get 4 miles to the gallon instead of 3. A small numerical increment, but that's a whopping 33%.

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