New York's yellow cabs to go green by 2012

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By Edith Honan NEW YORK, May 22 (Reuters) - New York City's famed yellow taxi cabs will go green within five years under a plan that could serve as a model for other large cities, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Tuesday. He said 1,000 hybrid taxis would be introduced by October 2008, and that hybrids would gradually replace the rest of the city's 13,000 taxi cabs by 2012. Hybrid vehicles are powered by gasoline and electricity, and they emit less exhaust and have better gas ...

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