Stop Global Warming reports:
Already operating the nation’s largest fleet of hybrid buses, New York is beginning to convert its massive taxi fleet to hybrid vehicles. Learn more about our New York stop.
From the Bronx to the Battery, those big old yellow Crown Victorias will gradually be replaced with Ford Escapes, Mercury Mariners, as well as the Toyota Prius and other hybrid vehicles that will get three times the gas mileage while cutting emissions by two thirds. It all adds up to a 50% reduction in the release of gases that cause global warming.
Each New York taxi averages nearly 100,000 miles of driving annually, so pretty soon we’re talking about real money.