NYC: 100% Hybrid Yellow Cabs in 5 Years

The current standard taxi, Crown Victoria, gets about 14 mpg in the city. It’ll be replaced by a wide variety of new taxis, from Prius, to Ford Escape hybrid SUV. 13,000 Taxis is a lot to replace, but apparently a 20% per year churn is about what taxi companies deal with in New York, so, basically, every new cab they buy will have to be hybrid.

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