Ford Taxis Help San Francisco Meet Aggressive Guidelines Set by 2008 Law
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|•Event being held today in San Francisco to celebrate environmental achievements will include California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
•San Francisco taxis have reduced gas use by 2.9 million gallons per year and lowered greenhouse gas emissions by 35,000 tons annually since 2008; Ford vehicles powered by alternative energy account for 67 percent of the city's taxi fleet
•Ford's transformed lineup includes Transit Connect Taxi – which can be powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied propane gas (LPG) – and the all-new Fusion Hybrid
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 8, 2012 – Ford's role in helping San Francisco become what some call the 'Greenest Taxi City in America' is being celebrated today as part of an event highlighting the city's success in reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee are among those celebrating San Francisco's success in meeting the guidelines since the Green Taxi Law went into effect three years ago.