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Green Cab launches AFV taxi fleet

Hydrocarbon Engineering,

Green Cab is set to become Nashville’s first taxi firm to hold a fleet of solely hybrid or APV vehicles, when it launches its new alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) fleet at the end of May. The 35 vehicle fleet will consist of one natural gas vehicle, with 10 that are likely to be converted to natural gas in the future. The remaining vehicles will be bifuel or hybrid.

Green Cab applied to the Tennessee Licensing commission for vehicle permits in summer 2012. The commission was at that time considering applications from both Green Cab and one competitor for a total of 76 permits.

The American Public Gas Association issued a letter in the Commission in July, arguing that given the environmental and energy security benefits of natural gas vehicles (NGVs), an equal number of permits should be issued to both Green Cab and its competitor.

Green Cab has since been awarded with 35 permits, hence the anticipated fleet size of 35.

Adapted from press release by Emma McAleavey.

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