Melbourne - Premier John Brumby announced yesterday that 50 per cent of the annual allocation of peak cab licenses (3pm-7am) will be made available for hybrid cars over the coming year.


The announcement was made following the Premier’s visit to Toyota in Japan where he toured the plant, taking keen interest in hybrid technology vehicles.

With each hybrid cab expected to cut CO2 emissions by an average of two tonnes a year, and saving $5,000 of fuel, the opportunity is expected to be attractive to operators. New hybrid licenses will also be $5000 cheaper than their petrol counterparts.