It’s no secret that Ford is setting out to repeat the success it enjoyed, and — in some respect — continues to enjoy, in the taxi cab space with the now-discontinued Crown Victoria. Ford’s new weapon: the all-new Transit Connect Taxi, which is designed and engineered for global sales success, as set out by the One Ford strategy.
And as it present the numerous benefits of the Transit Connect Taxi to the taxi industry, one of the benefits it’s touting involves the vehicle being the only taxi in America to offer a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) engine prep package, with the actual conversion to CNG and LPG being supported by Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifiers. With this in mind, the Blue Oval is calling the Transit Connect the Taxi of the Future, with the CNG and LPG conversions enabling significant fuel cost savings.
The Motrolix Take
It’s great that Ford had the wherewithal to make the TC Taxi capable of CNG and LPG conversion. But whether taxi fleet managers and owners will be interested in first, purchasing a Transit Connect Taxi, and, second, converting it to a LPG/CNG setup, is a whole other matter in and of itself.
So we’re asking taxi cab owners, fleet managers, and owners of a taxi firms: are you interested in the Transit Connect for your taxi cab/fleet? If so, how intriguing is a CNG/LPG setup?