Monday, April 21, 2008

Eco Cabs.... this is nice!

ecological, green and... what a fun!
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EcoCab Comes to Toronto

EcoCabs coming to Toronto
EcoCabs are coming to Toronto.

A day after the Earth Day rally at Yonge-Dundas Square, a series of cute, environmentally friendly three-wheeled vehicles touched down there for the first time.

"Each vehicle costs about $13,000," says Kozma, who says the cabs are supported by corporate advertising.

EcoCabs in Yonge-Dundas Square

With headlights, rear lights, side-mirrors and an enclosed shell, the vehicles exceed road safety standards. They will ride in the right-most lane and in bike lanes, where the average speed of traffic is 6 km per hour, said Kozma.

I took a brief ride in an EcoCab, which can accommodate two adult passengers comfortably, and was impressed with its smooth ride and quick acceleration.

The EcoCab runs primarily on a trained driver's pedal-power, but is supported by a rechargeable electric battery. So it can reach speeds of up to 12 km per hour on city streets.

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