Moreover, Metro Taxi, Connecticut’s first taxicab company to own and operate a wheelchair-accessible NGV, will deploy 110 new CNG-powered taxis in 2012, which will remove more than 2,500 tons of greenhouse gases annually. The company has recently rolled out 11 domestically-designed and manufactured MV-1 that run on natural gas, the first batch of 70 MV-1s Metro Taxi will be put into service this year.
In San Francisco, there are about 1,500 taxis, double its fleet of 15 years ago. The total gasoline used each year by those 1,500 taxis is about half the total used by the 750, in years past. As published by Clean Fleet Report, San Francisco airport taxi fleets were early adopters of natural gas, and currently taxis running on CNG get first priority in passenger pick-ups, a policy that gives taxi owners a major incentive to use the clean vehicles. They also receive a tax credit of $6,000 per NGV.