Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Taxicabs Run on CNG in Chicago

Associated Press
CHICAGO - A major taxicab company says it has started a conversion to Compressed Natural Gas vehicles with a contract award to Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to build and operate two new CNG fueling stations in Chicago.

Yellow Group said Monday the stations would sell fuel to the company's growing CNG taxi fleet.

Yellow Group plans an initial deployment of 100 new CNG taxis under its Yellow Cab subsidiary, which it says is America's oldest and largest continuously operating taxi fleet.

The move is part of a 10-year contract awarded to the California-based Clean Energy Fuels, which partnered with Yellow Group to apply for and secure $1.5 million in grant funding from the City of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy.


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