Our current fleet consists of three electric Toyota hybrid sedans and two Toyota Siennas with hydrogen injection systems installed. Our previouns vehicles include a Miles electric vehicle, two Mercedes Benz sedans that were converted to run solely on bio-diesel or waste vegetable oil, and a Jeep Cherokee with a hydrogen injection system.



Pedro

and

Noonan


Our twins are two green 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid sedans, Pedro and Noonan. They utilize an electric motor as well as a gasoline motor, relying on the electric motor to start the vehicle moving and to maintain low speeds, and only burning gasoline at higher speeds when the energy demands are greater. For our purposes, these vehicles are ideal, as we spend a large proportion of our time idling (during which the Prius will shut off the gasoline engine entirely) or driving about town at low speeds. We have been recording fifty plus miles per gallon of gas in these vehicles. Special thanks to Earthy Cars in Williston, VT for selling us our Priuses.


Dewey


Our most senior vehicle is a white 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid sedan, Dewey. It has all of the same features as Pedro and Noonan; the only difference is that Dewey is painted white.



Oscar

and

Marvin


Our newest vehicle, Oscar, are Toyota Sienna minivans that carry up to seven people. We have installed a hydrogen injection system designed by DP Alternative Energy Designs of Grand Isle, VT in these vehicles. Hydrogen injection systems work to reduce the great inefficiency of internal combustion engines by producing hydrogen on board and then injecting the hydrogen ions into the combustion chamber alongside the air and fuel mixture. This means that engines can produce more power using less gasoline. There have also been studies done that show that there are less emissions from an internal combustion engine that utilzes a hydrogen injection system.




Kermit

(inactive)
Kermit is a Miles ZX40S electric vehicle that can shuttle up to four adults around downtown Burlington and the surrounding local area. It is a low speed electric vehicle that we plug in to an electrical socket to charge the batteries, and then, after using up the stored power in the batteries, we simply plug in again to recharge. The greenest form of transportation would be an electric vehicle that is charged by electricity created by a solar or wind system, and that type of setup is a stated goal of Green Cab VT.


Fiddlehead

(inactive)
Fiddlehead is a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee that we originally outfitted with a hydrogen injection system. We are currently working on removing Fiddle's internal combustion engine and replacing it with an electric traction drive, capacitors and a propane or diesel powered on board generator.


Yoda

and

Gazoo

(inactive)
Mercedes Benz vehicles are the height of luxury automobiles, and are known to last over 500,000 miles. Ours, one we have named Yoda and the other Gazoo, run on a mixture of bio-diesel, diesel, and waste vegetable oil. We gather used vegetable oil from local restaurants, filter it ourselves, and combine it with bio-diesel purchased from nearby vendors for use as a pleasant smelling fuel that has far less carbon emissions than fossil fuels. We are also happy to be recycling a waste product that previously was being thrown into a landfill.


If you are interested in running a vehicle on vegetable oil, contact us at info@greencabvt.com. We have plenty of community sources of oil and would be happy to help referring mechanics who are experienced in conversion and working on vehicles with vegetable fuel systems.