The inaugural batch of 15 taxis was launched on Aug 30.
In a national effort to become more environmentally friendly, 300 electric taxis will take the streets by the end of the year.
Strides Taxi, formerly SMRT Taxis, launched their inaugural batch of 15 electric taxis on Monday (Aug 30) at Gardens by the Bay.
Strides Taxi is the first taxi operator in Singapore to commit to electrifying its entire taxi fleet by 2026.
These MG5 vehicles can travel up to 300km on a full charge, with drivers having access to about 140 electric vehicles (EV) charging stations across 80 locations islandwide.
EV adoption is an important part of the Singapore Green Plan, as they generate only half the carbon emissions compared to petrol cars and are cheaper to charge.
The Government had committed $30 million over the next five years towards the sustainable development of EVs, including improving Singapore’s charging infrastructure.
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