In addition to the MV-1, the taxi operator will put into service CNG-powered Ford Transit Connects and Honda Civics. By year’s end, Metro Taxi will deploy 110 new CNG taxis as part of the project, which will replace the use of over 500,000 gallons of gasoline annually.
The total project costs of USD 5.9M represents a significant investment from project partners Clean Energy and Metro Taxi of USD 4.1M of the total and the remaining $1.8M from the US Department of Energy. The initiative was carried out under the Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project, awarded to the Greater New Haven Clean Cities Coalition.
Source: Connecticut Clean Cities Future Fuels Project