San Antonio Cabbie Goes Hybrid

San Antonio cabbie Paul Lex estimates the Toyota Prius will pay for itself in fuel savings in under four years.

Published: 31-Dec-2005

People who drive for a living feel the pinch of rising gasoline prices more than most drivers, and taxi operators are near the top of that list, below long-haul truckers.

But San Antonio cabbie Paul Lex has found what he hopes will be a long-term solution. He has become the first operator in the city to put a gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle into taxi service.

His newly yellow-painted 2005 Toyota Prius became part of San Antonio's Yellow Cab fleet Dec. 1.

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