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NYC Taxis to be 100% hybrids by 2012

Michael Bloomberg may never achieve “America’s Mayor” status like his predecessor Rudy, but the billionaire boss of NYC is keeping the clean-up efforts going strong- this time on some Al Gore ‘ish. Bloomberg will reportedly order the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to begin a fleet-replacement cycle, that will require all of Gotham’s cabs to be hybrid by the year 2012. NY heads already know Saturn, Lexus and Toyota hybrid taxis are no strangers to the streets, but a lot more are on the way… and it actually makes sense, unlike his proposed mandatory wallet hijackings for entering midtown Manhattan. Now if he can work on rolling out more low-emissions drivers, he might really earn some points with the people.