Green taxis lift off at San Diego airport

Three dozen hybrid vehicles are joining the fleet of taxis serving the San Diego International Airport.

A combination of government incentives and private financing were harnessed to encourage local taxi companies to invest in their first “green” cabs — mostly Prius v models, a roomier new version of the popular hybrid.

The 300 taxis serving Lindbergh Field still are predominantly aging Ford Crown Victoria sedans whose fuel efficiency hovers around 10 to 13 miles per gallon.

Taxi owners, accustomed to shopping at California Highway Patrol sales and other used-car  auctions, called the transition to new, low-emission vehicles a leap of faith.

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