ComfortDelGro electric cabs start plying the roads this week

The two Hyundai Ioniq Electric saloons will be the first battery-powered vehicles to enter the mainstream taxi fleet.
The two Hyundai Ioniq Electric saloons will be the first battery-powered vehicles to enter the mainstream taxi fleet.PHOTO: COMFORTDELGRO

SINGAPORE - Taxi giant ComfortDelGro's first two fully electric cabs will start plying on Thursday (July 19), highlighting a growing trend among cab operators to steer away from diesel.

The two Hyundai Ioniq Electric saloons will be the first battery-powered vehicles to enter the mainstream taxi fleet. That means the operator pays full taxes for them, unlike a fleet of tax-exempt taxis from Chinese carmaker BYD plying here under a research grant.

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