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Oakland gets green taxis

By Janis Mara
Contra Costa Times
Posted: 03/11/2010 07:25:43 PM PST
OAKLAND - That bright green Friendly Cab taxi that just sped by you isn't just green on the outside.

Beneath its gleaming hood runs a gas-electric engine, and it's one of 17 new hybrids providing what the company calls Oakland's only environmentally friendly taxi option.



Oakland green cabsOakland cab outfit goes hybrid

By: Lillian R. Mongeau | February 24, 2010 – 10:52 pm | Filed Under: Business, Environment, Front |
An Oakland cabbie's life

Friendly Cab in Oakland has put 15 Ford Escape hybrids on the road in the last month in an effort to reduce its carbon emissions.