“Ford unveils mini-fleet of hybrid NY taxis”

Ford Motor Co. on Thursday introduced a mini-fleet of hybrid taxicabs to serve New York City, part of its push to promote cleaner, more fuel-efficient vehicles.

Initially, only six Ford Escape hybrids will enter New York’s taxi fleet. But city officials said the entire fleet of about 13,000 vehicles may be converted to gas-electric hybrids within five years.

Ford unveils mini-fleet of hybrid NY taxis,” Reuters, November 10, 2005
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