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Yellow Cab to Ad 100 CNG Taxis to Chicago Fleet
In brief: Yellow Group, parent company of Yellow Cab, has announced the addition of 100 compressed natural gas taxi cabs to its Chicago fleet with more coming in the future.
Vehicle in the news
Make/Model: CNG Taxi Cab
Manufacturer: Yellow Cab
Most of the converted taxis will be Ford Crown Victorias and similar models. 100 of them will be on the streets of Chicago this year, supplementing the 3,000 or so cabs that Yellow already runs in the city and surrounds.
In addition to the CNG taxis, Yellow Group has also partnered with Clean Energy Fuels, the nation's leading provider of CNG and LNG fueling stations, to build two new public fueling stations in Chicago.
Grants from both the City of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Transportation will make the fueling stations possible.
And so ...
Yellow wants to eventually replace most of their fleet with both hybrid and CNG vehicles.
Photo credits: Yellow Cab Chicago
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