Bloomberg To Launch All Hybrid NYC Taxi Fleet

hybrid-cab.jpgToday’s NYTimes has a great announcement from New York City that’s been a long time coming – The entire city’s taxi fleet is proposed to be replaced with hybrid vehicles over the next few years, replacing the woefully inefficient Crown Victorias that now patrol the streets. The plan comes from Mayor Bloomberg himself, which certainly lends some likelihood that it will, in fact, be implemented.
The new taxis will only get a comparatively modest 25 miles to the gallon, but that’s about double the mileage of the current fleet and as anyone who’s ever walked near the street on a hot summer day in Manhattan knows, the reduction in emissions is going to be, shall we say, breathtaking.

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Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.