Mayor Announces Over 50% of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles

Over 50% of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of the Environment joined the San Francisco taxi industry today to announce that 57 percent of the taxi fleet is comprised of hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. There are 788 alternative fuel vehicles out of a total of 1,378 eligible vehicles. The CNG vehicles account for 131 of those and the hybrids account for 657.

“The clean taxi program shows that aggressive action is possible at the local level to make major reductions in carbon emissions,” said Mayor Newsom. “Today’s announcement reinforces our commitment to bringing these emissions to zero.” Read more

Posted on March 22, 2010 | The comments to this entry are closed.