NY Auto Show: Big Yellow Taxi

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered all city taxis to operate on hybrid engines by 2012 as part of his drive to reduce air pollution. The city’s conventionally powered cabs—namely Ford Crown Victorias— currently get about 14 miles (22.5 kilometers) a gallon of gasoline. After the transition, city taxis, Bloomberg has said, will meet a 30 miles-a-gallon standard.

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