The Taxi and Limousine Commission yesterday took a big step toward finally approving some fuel-efficient hybrid cars for use in New York's taxi fleet. As guilty liberals, we know we're supposed to be thrilled with the environmental benefits — 29 to 60 miles per gallon in the city, versus a Crown Vic's 18, is a good thing. Less gas, less foreign oil dependence, less pollution, all that fun stuff. In truth, though, we find it hard to get too excited about mpg. Here's what gets us hot and bothered about the new cabs: They'll be Lexuses. And it's about time we started riding in style.
Hybrid Cars: Less Legroom but More Green [Newsday]