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Ford hails hybrid taxis in NYC

Marc Perton

fordThe next time you hail a cab in New York, it may be green. No, the cars will still be painted their signature yellow, but your cab could be one of a handful of hybrid cabs recently unveiled by Ford, which supplies the majority of New York's taxis. According to the company, the hybrid SUVs get 36 miles per gallon, double the mileage of the company's Crown Victoria cabs. The city is considering replacing all 13,000 cabs on its roads with hybrids within five years. While they're at it, maybe they can replace some of the drivers with ones who don't treat pedestrians and bikers as target practice and actually know their way around the city.

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