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New York’s iconic yellow taxis are about turn over a new leaf.

Part of the 800-page Climate Bill  (now being debated in the US Senate) includes a provision that stipulates that all public taxis should be replaced with all hybrid fleets. This would take effect not only in the Big Apple, but in other major cities such as Boston, Seattle and San Francisco. According to the bill’s proponents, such a major change could result in saving over $4,500 per year in petrol costs and would be the equivalent of getting rid of 35,000 cars from the roads. Say Senator Kristen Gillibrand of NY, “By creating an all hybrid taxi fleet, we can improve air quality and lower carbon emissions. As a mother with an asthmatic child, I believe this is a win-win for our children and our efforts to combat climate change.” Read the full article here