Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Did you know?

That there are currently 27 taxis in New York City that are hybrids? Did you know that most of them are Ford Escapes?

The Ford Escape has an EPA mileage rating of:
36 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway

It also meets strict California AT-PZEV emissions as well as Tier 2, Bin 4 Federal emissions standards.

Now a normal Escape gets 25 to 29 mpg on the highway and starts around $20K while the hybrid Escape runs closer to $27K.

Last, but not least, remember that hybrid vehicles could spell tax break for those of us in the U.S. (not sure about other countries and their policies). Also be sure to consult with a tax professional on this matter.

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