Yellow cabbies driving green taxis are seeing red.
Hacks who planned to save money on gas when they went with hybrids are now fuming because repair costs have far exceeded savings at the pump.
“The car was running, and all of a sudden it caught fire,” said Ahmed Tijani, who used to drive a Toyota Camry hybrid. “I had passengers in the cab. When the flames came out, they just ran!”
Tijani — who amazingly collected a fare from his freaked-out passengers as flames flickered under his hood — said even with the Hurricane Sandy-induced gas shortages, he’d advise cabbies against going green. “Too many headaches,” the Bronx resident said. “They say you save money on gas, but you pay all that money buying expensive parts. The repairs cost me $13,000.”