Aug 3, 2008

Spotted in Beijing: Hybrid Taxis

Quick pic of our ride to Sanlitun this weekend... shifu was very proud to say that it was one of only 50 hybrid taxis in Beijing (and here we were, wasting it on a 11-kuai cab ride from Jiali Zhongxin to Sanlitunr jiubajie...).

That's 50 hybrids out of 60,000+ total taxis in Beijing, according to the The UN's Beijing Olympics 2008 environmental review. No wonder this was only the second one I had ever seen in Beijing. I'm convinced they spend most of their time in the taxi ranks at the St. Regis, the Ritz-Carlton, etc. This one must've been slumming as we caught it at the Grand Millenium.