More Electric Cars Added To S.F. Bay Area Car Sharing Fleet | Sustainable Cities Collective
The idea of car sharing, where multiple paying members of an organization have hourly access to a scattered fleet of ready to go vehicles, is a really great idea for cutting down on car pollution. That being said, the fleets of these car sharing entities are in some ways only as green as the vehicles in them, which thus gives San Francisco Bay Area based City CarShare a strong leg up via the fact a large amount of its vehicles are making use of green technology.
City CarShare recently announced it had added two new Ford Focus Electric vehicles to its car sharing fleet, bringing its total green tech car number up to 178. This is broken down to include 160 hybrids, 13 plug-in hybrids and five all-electric cars, giving the nation’s largest non-profit car sharing organization a mix of vehicles that are 44 percent oriented towards cars with close to or straight up zero emissions.

More Electric Cars Added To S.F. Bay Area Car Sharing Fleet | Sustainable Cities Collective

The idea of car sharing, where multiple paying members of an organization have hourly access to a scattered fleet of ready to go vehicles, is a really great idea for cutting down on car pollution. That being said, the fleets of these car sharing entities are in some ways only as green as the vehicles in them, which thus gives San Francisco Bay Area based City CarShare a strong leg up via the fact a large amount of its vehicles are making use of green technology.

City CarShare recently announced it had added two new Ford Focus Electric vehicles to its car sharing fleet, bringing its total green tech car number up to 178. This is broken down to include 160 hybrids, 13 plug-in hybrids and five all-electric cars, giving the nation’s largest non-profit car sharing organization a mix of vehicles that are 44 percent oriented towards cars with close to or straight up zero emissions.

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Taxis of the Future
minimodal by hybrid product design
“the minimodal is a taxi design concept designed specifically for the city of new york. the vehicle features a very unusual design that is small and light and uses a hybrid-power system. the two-person passenger cab is low to the ground and features side windows and a fully open skylight. the driver sits in front of an all glass front end and on top of the hybrid engine. the car would also have a signaling system that would let other drivers know when a passenger was coming out to avoid collisions. the designers at hybrid product design also envisioned two larger versions of the taxi to accommodate more passengers. the maximodal would seat 3 and a wheelchair and the mogulmodal would seat four plus a wheelchair.”http://hybridny.com

auciello:

Taxis of the Future

minimodal by hybrid product design

“the minimodal is a taxi design concept designed specifically for the city of new york. the vehicle features a very unusual design that is small and light and uses a hybrid-power system. the two-person passenger cab is low to the ground and features side windows and a fully open skylight. the driver sits in front of an all glass front end and on top of the hybrid engine. the car would also have a signaling system that would let other drivers know when a passenger was coming out to avoid collisions. the designers at hybrid product design also envisioned two larger versions of the taxi to accommodate more passengers. the maximodal would seat 3 and a wheelchair and the mogulmodal would seat four plus a wheelchair.”

http://hybridny.com