SMRT to roll out first fleet of electric taxis in August, buys China-made electric cars

An artist’s impression of the MG 5 electric taxi in SMRT colours.
An artist’s impression of the MG 5 electric taxi in SMRT colours.ST PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: LEE CHEE CHEW

SINGAPORE - Transport group SMRT will roll out its first fleet of electric taxis in August, a move that spearheads its ambition to have a fully electric fleet by 2026.

The Temasek-owned group, which operates the third largest cab fleet in Singapore with around 1,780 vehicles, after market leader ComfortDelGro and runner-up Trans-Cab, has placed an order for 300 China-made MG 5 station wagons.

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