Future of taxicabs? Hybrid taxi
Hybrid taxi or hybrid electric taxi is a taxicab service provided with a hybrid electric car (HEV), which combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system.
In 2000, North America's first hybrid taxi was put into service in Vancouver, British Columbia, operating a 2001 Toyota Prius which traveled over 332,000 km (206,000 mi) before being retired.In 2015, taxi driver in Austria claims to have covered 1,000,000 km (620,000 mi) in his Toyota Prius with the original battery pack.
Several major cities in the world are adding hybrid taxis to their taxicab fleets, led by San Francisco where hybrid represent almost 50% of its taxicab fleet by March 2010,4 and New York City where hybrids taxis represent 45% of the city's total fleet by September 2012. Unlike conventional gasoline cars, hybrids get better fuel economy, do well at slow speeds or idling, and have cleaner emissions.
Costs related to the use of the urban transport taxi
Urban taxi is a very popular means of communication, which is used by a lot of people. Although it seems that the use of taxis will be linked to the need to incur certain costs, but existing in the cities corporations Taxi try to compete with each other for customers by lowering prices for certain courses while riding a taxi especially with a lot of luggage it is simply much more convenient than driving city bus.
In addition to the transport of people, some corporations organize taxi transport of domestic items and appliances, as well as small furniture. This is an additional way for taxi drivers to make money and gain new customers.
Short definition of a taxi from Wikipedia
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice.
This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.