Cabs are going hybrid in New York City

Others | January 19th, 2008 by 0

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is looking to replace their current fleet with a newer model. Most of the cabs in NYC are …

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is looking to replace their current fleet with a newer model. Most of the cabs in NYC are the old fashion Ford Crown Vic and the city will like to replace them with a brand new car, ideally with large passenger space, adequate cargo space, less fuel consumptions and environmental friendly. Apparently, NYC is looking for a custom design that will be easily identified and will represent a trademark for the city, something similar to the cabs found in London.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission chairman Matthew Daus headed to the Detroit Auto Show with one purpose: to convince the car manufacturers to build this unique taxi. I think the only way his plan will succeed only if he can convince the auto manufacturers that this new taxi will make its way into other cities as well, not just the Big Apple.

In case the plan doesn't go through, here is an interesting suggestion by the fellows at autoblog.com: the Ford Escape Hybrid.

Cabs are going hybrid in New York City

Not bad, right? 

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