All Hail the New Hybrid Taxis

Move over Diamond and Yellow Cab. EnviroCAB opened earlier this month in Arlington with a fleet of hybrid Toyota Priuses, Camrys, Highlanders, and Ford Escapes. Hell, it’s almost as exciting as the end of the dreaded zone system. Of course, there’s still no guarantee that your driver won’t rant endlessly on his cell phone or weave like a kamikaze through traffic, but at least you can be sure that you’re making a greener transportation choice.

EnviroCAB offsets its own emissions by purchasing “clean-source” offset credits and offsets the emissions of 100 of the approximately 685 non-hybrid taxis operating in Arlington,Va. The company is already providing service to all major airports for corporate clients who are “going green” and expects to have its full fleet of 50 vehicles in operation by March 2008.

It’s unclear from the company’s website whether enviroCABs can be hailed on the streets of DC, but if you need a ride, call (703) 920-3333 to find out.

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