NYC taxis and those sketchy/fancy black town cars (depending on who you ask) have always been associated with gas guzzling Lincoln Town Cars. Some taxis have gone hybrid, but now the transition is set to, ahem, accelerate. Lincoln Town Cars will go the way of Oldsmobile next year when Ford shuts down the Canadian plant that manufactures them. This leaves taxi companies, private services, and police with one option: go green! Or at least greener.
Does this mean I’ll be taking the taxi more often now? Probably not. But I giggle at the thought of businessmen tucking their knees in to fit into little, black, hybrid, private cars to get shuttled from meeting to dinner to drinks.
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