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31 July 2018

ComfortDelGro trials fast-charge electric taxis in Singapore

First publishedon www.ITSInternational.com

ComfortDelGro is trialling two electric loniq taxis in Singapore which it says can be fully re-charged in under 30 minutes. The project’s stated aim is to provide the company’s cab drivers with a fast and safe charging solution.

The DC fast charging station is approved by the Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Energy Market Authority and is located at Komoco Motors, a private local automotive company, in Alexandra. Once fully charged, the loniq taxi is intended to allow drivers to travel more than 200km.

The loniq model features a paddle shift regenerative braking system which allows the driver to charge the vehicle’s battery during deceleration and braking. The car also comes with lane keeping assist system, smart cruise control and blind spot detection technologies. The company says the taxi’s starting fare is priced at $3.90 (£2.17).

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