Taxi drivers and passengers alike may lament the departure of the beloved Ford Crown Victoria, but the big, thirsty sedan just isn’t the modern day offering most taxi companies are looking for.

This week Ford showed the latest in taxi technology: the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi. The electrified Fusion is based on the Ford Police Responder Hybrid – a Fusion Hybrid based police car, and is powered by a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine and a small electric motor. The vehicle is rated at 30 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 38 mpg combined and will therefore save taxi operators a ton on fuel costs. That’s especially important in American city centers, where cab companies are having a tough time battling it out with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.

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In additon to the powertrain, the Fusion Hybrid Taxi also shares tough, heavy-duty componentry with the Police Responder Hybrid including more durable suspension, performance brakes, a higher ride height and long-lasting cloth or vinyl seating.

Also joining Ford’s newly updated taxi fleet is the 2019 Transit Connect Taxi. The only change for the new model year is the addition of a 1.5-liter EcoBlue diesel engine to the lineup, which is projected to get up to 30 MPG combined. The 2018 model year vehicle is only available with a 2.5-liter gas engine, which sticks around as the base powerplant for 2019.

Both the 2019 Fusion Hybrid Taxi and 2.5-liter 2019 Transit Connect Taxi can be ordered now. The 1.5-liter diesel Transit Connect will be available from early 2019 onwards.

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