Hybrid taxi or hybrid electric taxi is a taxicab service provided with a hybrid electric car (HEV), which combines a conventional internal combustion engine propulsion system with an electric propulsion system. In 2000, North America's first hybrid taxi was put into service in Vancouver, British Columbia, operating a 2001 Toyota Prius which traveled over 332,000 km (206,000 mi) before being retired.In 2015, taxi driver in Austria claims to have covered 1,000,000 km (620,000 mi) in his Toyota Prius with the original battery pack. Several major cities in the world are adding hybrid taxis to their taxicab fleets, led by San Francisco where hybrid represent almost 50% of its taxicab fleet by March 2010,4 and New York City where hybrids taxis represent 45% of the city's total fleet by September 2012.
A pet taxi is a type of transportation taxi service that transports various pets.
Some pet taxi services also provide pet ambulance, animal boarding and grooming services.Some pet sitting companies may also offer pet taxi services. Some pet taxis charge by the mile, while others may offer a flat rate for various trips.
Less commonly, some pet taxi services may offer long-distance pet transportation, such as a trip from New York City to Florida. Trip itineraries may include trips to veterinarians, pet sitting services, kennels and pet spas.
Transportation to and from airports may occur because standard taxicabs may not allow pets.
In addition to the transport of people, some corporations organize taxi transport of domestic items and appliances, as well as small furniture.
This is an additional way for taxi drivers to make money and gain new customers.