Tokyo's Taxi of Tomorrow Lifts Bar as Cities Seek Greener Fleets

  • Toyota seen selling JPN Taxi model beginning in 2018
  • Hybrid will use LPG as fuel, may top Prius in fuel efficiency

A taxi driver reads a magazine as he waits for a customer outside a train station in Tokyo, Japan, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Tokyo’s taxi companies will shift as much as 30 percent of their fleets to an LPG-powered hybrid from Toyota Motor Corp. by 2020, raising the bar for the world’s biggest cities in their bids to reduce emissions from cabs.

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