There’s exciting news out of New York City today where Mayor Bloomberg has a plan to convert the entire fleet of over 10,000 taxi cabs to hybrid vehicles within five years. It is ambitious programs like these that set the example for other cities and communities across the country – and around the world – to do their part in curbing carbon emissions.
In addition to significantly reducing the amount of gaseous fumes in the atmosphere, the plan will have economic benefits for taxi cab drivers and riders alike – all of whom benefit from great fuel efficiency.
I commend Mayor Bloomberg on this forward-thinking plan and wish him the best of luck in accomplishing this very ambitious goal. Should this plan succeed, I hope that many more cities across America will “go green” for the sake of their local environments and their local economies.