Are you fed up with taking polluting taxis? The Gavarni has the solution for you.
Following the example of Taxis G7, the Taxis Bleus have launched their first eco-friendly taxis in Paris: les Taxis Verts. Some 30 hybrid vehicles took to the streets last September, with the aim of there being between 200 and 300 vehicles in 2009. The goal is to reduce CO2 emissions and petrol consumption. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, the objective is to produce an average of 90 g/km instead of the 160 g/km produced by traditional vehicles. This is an ambitious goal and a daunting challenge. Taxis Bleus also hopes to attract Parisian taxi drivers by installing free digital TV in each vehicle.
France is however lagging far behind its European neighbour, the UK, where the Greentomatocars have already got off to a flying start in protecting the environment in London. The United States is also some way ahead: Envirotaxicabs are already driving around Washington.
For more information, please check the website Taxis Bleus.
photo credit: Way Wu Wei