Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Eco Cabs: driving green in style, first ever in Kenya!

Another green post. As I was preparing my recent article on enjoying our "Green City in the Sun", I saw this very nice green animal:


I had never seen such a strange animal before. Apparently, it is one of the new Toyota Prius Eco Cabs. Eco Cabs is a new fleet of hybrid taxis in Nairobi that provide customers with high standard services and the option of driving green in style. Eco Cabs has been launched to showcase the concept of green transport and to inspire other businesses to make a meaningful transformation towards greener processes. Eco Cabs produce over 60% less emissions compared with other vehicles with the same engine size when driving within the city. The cabs are designed to symbolize the green concept: they are all painted green with a green leaf signifying how green the cabs are.

Ironically, the Eco-cab was parked at one of the petrol stations in Nairobi... what a nice contrast!

I think we should all promote such green businesses. Next time I need a taxi, I already know where to go. And you? What are you doing to combat climate change?

7 comments:

jke said...

This is really cool and def. the way forward, even though it would be better to have a car with zero emissions and a very positive life cycle assessment for the Prius is just a first step.

Anything is better than nothing, especially in Nbo. Next we'll need a battery recycling system, e.g. 2/= bob on each battery.

Spots Kenya said...

this is cool nice to see some eco friendly transport in kenya. could be an eco spot.. check us out spots kenya

Our Kid said...

When it comes to matters environmental, I am all green.

Mountainous said...

Very interesting now if only Toyota Kenya can make the prius available to all other kenyans

Crystal balls said...

This is SUCH a cool idea. nicely written too. how does the pricing compare with regular cabs though? coz 'green' and 'organic' usually reads 'expensive' too.

savvy said...

I'll consider the green cabs too, do you think matatus can go that road? They are my main form of transport.

RASHID OKELLO said...

Green is best,this shows the solidarity of conserving our eco-system.Thanks to Eco-cab.