Two Connecticut Taxi Companies Order Compressed Natural Gas Vehicles

January 3, 2011 Media

December 1, 2010
By Janice Podsada, The Hartford Courant

Two Connecticut taxi operators will add 20 Ford Transit Connect vehicles, powered by compressed natural gas, to each of their fleets. Compressed natural gas is less expensive than gasoline and releases 30 percent to 40 percent fewer greenhouse gases than similar gasoline-powered vehicles, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Metro Taxi of West Haven and the Yellow Cab Co. of Bloomfield each ordered 20 of the vehicles, whose fuel efficiency averages 21 miles per gallon in the city and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.