Victorian taxi driver Sandeep Singh, has introduced the first Honda Civic Hybrid taxi to Melbourne roads.
A taxi operator for seven years, Mr. Singh’s decision to introduce a hybrid car is part of his ongoing efforts to become more environmentally conscious.
"I welcome any opportunity to make a more positive contribution to the environment, and recognised the potential of a hybrid car as a chance to reduce my carbon emissions," said Mr. Singh.
"I expect more and more taxi owners will consider introducing hybrid cars in the future, as they look to take advantage of the greater fuel economy and environmental benefits offered by these vehicles."
"The feedback from fellow motorists and taxi owners has been very positive, with many commending the move towards greener options.
Mr. Singh said he decided on a Civic Hybrid after also considering the competition but decided the design and fuel efficiency of the Honda was better suited to the role.
"As well as being a trusted brand, Honda’s hybrid vehicle offers a much more attractive shape and interior, which is appealing to both customers and drivers," concluded Mr. Singh.