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Electric taxi may improve air quality
A new fleet of electric taxis are providing cab riders in Bakersfield, California with a clean air option.
The Electric Taxi Cab Company recently just opened for business. And offers their customers full electric transportation.
Owner, Refugio Carrillo, says Bakersfield is the number one city in California for air pollution. He wants to help the environment while providing a service to people. Carillo say electric vehicles emit no direct pollution, and if sources like wind and solar are used to generate the electricity, carbon dioxide emissions from the cars can be very small.
"For every mile we drive. We take pollutants out of the air."
Carrillo says there are about 65 cab companies in Bakersfield and a few offer hybrid vehicles. But this is the first full electric company.