Strides Taxi aims to change out its entire taxi fleet to 100% electric taxi within the next five years. The first batch of 300 electric taxis is slated to arrive in Singapore progressively from July this year.
The electrification of the entire taxi fleet is part of SMRT’s growth strategy in green businesses under its sustainable urban mobility services arm, Strides Mobility. The strategy includes the development of sustainable mobility solutions and the introduction of mobility services using electric vehicles that will include taxis, cars, vans, limousines, motorcycles and buses. slated to arrive in Singapore progressively from July this year.
Strides Mobility is playing an active role in accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles and to be a leading player in sustainable transport services and solutions. In addition to the roll out of electric taxis, Strides Mobility has also recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with EuroSports Technologies on the development, deployment and distribution of smart electric motorcycles in Singapore and the region.
Mr Tan Kian Heong, President, Strides Mobility, said: “In line with Singapore’s Green Plan, we are excited to be among the first point-to-point transport operators to commit to the deployment of electric taxis on a large scale. This is a key part of our plan to incorporate principles of sustainability into each of our businesses to bring sustainable urban mobility services to our customers. Going Green is an integral part of how we operate our business.”
The electric taxis to be launched could include suitable models such as sedans, station wagons and multi-purpose vehicles to meet the diverse needs of the market as it evolves.
Strides Taxi’s commitment to operate cleaner-energy taxis began in 2013 when it added more than 600 Toyota Prius Hybrid cabs to its fleet to become the largest hybrid taxi operator in Singapore at that time. The fleet became 100% hybrid in 2020.