If you happen to be in Sydney, you might just get the opportunity to get a free taxi ride – in a Lexus hybrid EcoTaxi. No, it isn’t a joke or a scam; rather, it is a sign of protest by the owner of the cab company, who claims to be Sydney’s first and only luxury hybrid taxi service, but was denied a license by the local government.
So why was he denied the license? Well apparently the Lexus RX400 is too short. Eight centimeters too short, to be precise. Seems like an odd misplacement of priorities, in our opinion. And it isn’t just us, in fact, regulations stating that vehicles such as the Lexus RX400 be accepted as taxi vehicles has been introduced… but in another state.