Prius limo: Proper.
Not too long ago, I ran the numbers on how often I engage my local car service to take me to the airport. The answer, it turned out, was something depressing like thirty times a year, plus or minus three – making me wish, inevitably, that Dial 7 had a frequent-flier program of their own.
There are a great many things that are less than ideal about this set-up, but one of the most galling is the utter hegemony of Lincoln Town Cars in the NYC car-service market. As off-brand as the Town Car is, you sure don’t see many alternatives hereabouts – there doesn’t seem to be an Addison Lee here, at least not in any price bracket I can afford. That’s why I sure do hope this isn’t a hobbyist’s one-off.
How cool would that be, pulling up to Terminal 1 Departures in a long, low, silent black car? Something that looked a whole hell of a lot more attractive than an old-school Town Car, and was at least nominally better for the environment into the bargain? I’d pay, jeez, a 10% premium for a service like that, and I can’t be the only one. Something tells me there’s a business model here for a canny entrepreneur.