Hybrid Taxis Would Slash Smog, Save Billions In Fuel


Cleantech Venture Network recently announced it is working to convert taxis to hybrids, in a move that it says could save $50 billion in fuel costs over a decade and slash smog in cities. North America has 196,000 taxis, which drive an average of 10 times more than regular passenger cars. "They are the largest contributors to smog in our cities," said Jim Harris, a managing partner for the Cleantech Innovation Institute. Switching cabs to hybrids will save cab drivers an average of $1,200 to $1,500 per month on fuel, he said. See also: Hybrid Taxis in New York. :: Red Herring via The Energy Blog