Residents of Chicago will spot a new arrival on their roads in March. Taxi Medallion Management has purchased 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) Ford Transit Connect Taxis, which will be affiliated with the Yellow Cab Chicago and sport its logo and color.
“We are adding vehicles with more fuel-efficient gasoline engines, as well as vehicles with alternative-fuel sources, to find a vehicle mix that best suits our customers, our drivers, the city at large and the environment,” said Michael Levine, CEO of Taxi Medallion Management.
“We are excited about testing this new vehicle.” The purchase of the clean-burning vehicles is part of the company’s goal of reducing emissions by 25 percent.
The Ford dealership Packey Webb Ford of Downers Grove, Ill., will deliver the taxi units to Taxi Medallion Management with an engine preparation package for conversion to CNG.