(fwd) [ETList] Prius makes great Taxicabs!
- In response to the ongoing: "Brainstorming for what would make a good
ACPropulsion Car" topic, it's been on my mind that, as a business issue of
keeping as mainstream as possible, I wonder if they could do a vehicle that
would appeal to fleet purchasers.
Then this letter caught my eye, so I thought I'd pass it on. Taxis may be
boring compared to 2 seat sports car convertibles that can do 0-60 in 4-ish
seconds, but they're also more utilitarian for some purposes.
If-when gasoline ever goes to $3-4 per gallon area, ACPropulsion may get some
phone calls from fleet-administrators who don't know what to do, whose
livelihoods require some immediate action. Outside of a Prius or Honda Hybrid,
it would be good to be able to give them an answer "Yes, we have a hybrid
Conversion or EV Conversion that has tested out well as a Taxi/delivery
car/whatever and only costs $.05 per mile (I don't know how much precisely) in
fuel to operate instead of the $.15 or so that you're paying."
On Mon, 08 Sep 2003 09:35:08 -0400, RemyC <electrifyingtimes@...> wrote:
>From: Elliott Maynard arcoscielos@ yahoo.com
>Monday, September 08, 2003
>While in Vancouver, on the way to the Airport, our cab driver tooted to his
>friend who was coming the other way. He mentioned to me happily that his
>friend was driving a new Prius, that was being tested out by the Taxi
>Company. He was Pakistani, or such, and had no false pretenses. He was quite
>enthusiastic about the Prius, which was the kind of pleasant surprise, from
>someone who I would have thought would have had little interest in the
>environment. Apparently his friend had given good reports about the car. He
>mentioned that the car apparently performed well, and especially got great
>gas mileage, which saved down time for him at the gas station. Best, Elliott
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