New Taxis to Run on Natural Gas

The fleet of vans will arrive in March

By Hannah Chanpong
|  Saturday, Jan 22, 2011  |  Updated 12:00 PM CDT
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New Taxis to Run on Natural Gas

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A study released Thursday ranked Chicago as the most congested city. Now, a Chicago taxi company has announced its plan to run a dozen cabs on natural gas, instead of gasoline.

Taxi Medallion Management aims to drive down its total emissions by 25 percent, Crain's Chicago Business reports.

The Ford Transit Connect vans that the Yellow Cab Chicago affiliate purchased will help it reach that goal: natural gas emits fewer pollutants and fewer greenhouse gases.

 

The vans are also more fuel efficient -- 23 miles per gallon, up 21 percent from a regular sedan cab, according to Crain's. The vans are set to arrive in March 

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