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The environmentally friendly Crown Comfort v2. Since the s, Japanese cars replaced the various European models used earlier. All taxis bear a semi-circular green plate on the front grille, and at the back of the vehicle indicating the number of seats available.
Throughout history, most Comfort taxi Kong taxis have been 4-door saloons with bench seats in the front, thus allowing it to carry up to five passengers driver excluded. In the early s, 4-passenger taxis were introduced. However, these were all phased out by the mids.
Since then and untilall Hong Kong taxis have been 5-passengers vehicles. But fromthe new Toyota Comfort equipped with new 2. Australian Ford Falcon estate cars tried to enter the market in year but it was never popular.
In MayNissan had re-updated a newer Nissan Cedric Y31 to the HK Taxi line up with newly re-updated bumpers, a newer taxi top and a Cedric badge, but it is still considered uncommon on the street.
The taxi is powered by Comfort taxi gasoline and LPG. All taxis are imported new, there is a type approval process for approving the models of cars to be used as taxis which means unapproved models cannot be used as taxis. However, used parts of Japan are frequently used.
So sometimes there are Japanese stickers on the taxis doors. Most importers just import red colour base cars.
For green and blue taxis, the owners have to convert the cars into the correct colour, and they usually only paint the exterior, and people can still see the original red colour from the door gap or engine compartment.
Fuels[ edit ] Until the late s, all Hong Kong taxis ran on diesel fuelaside from 4-passenger taxis which ran on petrol. Ina few taxis that ran on LPG appeared as part of the government's test project for alternative fuel. This project proved successful, leading to all new taxis being factory-built LPG since To speed up the replacement of diesel taxis with LPG ones, from mid to the end ofthe government offered a cash grant to each taxi owner who purchased a new LPG taxi during that period.
Since 1 Augustno more diesel taxis were allowed to be imported into Hong Kong, and from 1 Januarydriving a diesel taxi on the streets of Hong Kong became illegal. Although LPG-powered vehicles are supposed to be relatively non-polluting, and do indeed reduce roadside pollution, a study by Polytechnic University indicated that older LPG taxis emitted at least double the amount of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons compared to diesel.
The same legally-enforceable fare table is also listed on the government's website. There is a starting fare, and there are surcharges for luggage and tolled tunnels and bridges, as well as surcharges for telephone-arranged ordering. Along some restricted kerbsthere are designated pick-up and drop-off points exclusively for taxis.
Some taxi operators will offer discounts to attract repeat business. Fares are determined by the government and revised from time to time upon the recommendation of the Transport Advisory Committee.
The warring factions took turns to blockade Hong Kong International Airport to air their grievances. Representatives of call-cab drivers and taxi owners were opposed to the idea. Legislative Councillors unanimously passed a motion urging the government to allow taxis to impose the surcharge.
However, the vote was non-binding on the Government. The Transportation Secretary rejected the appeal. Each taxi has a light on top of the vehicle which is illuminated when the taxi is available for hire.
A "flag" visible on top of the dash board marked "for hire" also indicates a taxi is available.
A taxi may have an 'Out of Service' sign on whenever the taxi is not available for hire, e. Passengers are not permitted to hire a taxi displaying an 'Out of Service' sign. Taxi drivers may continue to have a lit roof sign and 'For Hire' flag up if they are looking for customers wishing to head to areas in their service e.Why ComfortDelGro Taxi?
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The Toyota Comfort, released in , was designed for use as a taxicab in Japan.A long-wheelbase version, called Toyota Crown Comfort is available in Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.. Its main competitors were the Nissan Crew (discontinued in June ) and the Nissan Cedric Y31 (discontinued in ).
In early it was announced that production of the Comfort would cease on May 25, .