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Supreme Court Stalls NYC Hybrid Taxi Plan

Ford Escape Hybrid NYC Taxi

Ford Escape Hybrid NYC Taxi  (Ford)

The US Supreme Court just put the kibosh on Mayor Bloomberg's effort to end-run a federal law and make midget cars New York's principal taxis.

The justices yesterday nixed an appeal of a ruling that struck down Bloomberg's attempts to force the city's cab fleets to go all-hybrid.

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It's a big win for those who believe that taxis should accommodate people who are neither dwarves nor contortionists.

Bloomberg had repeatedly been rejected by the courts, which found that federal fuel-emissions rules, well, rule.

Moreover, while hybrids may get better gas mileage, they are cramped, eggshell-like vehicles which common sense suggests would be dangerous in a crash.

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