Singapore ride-hailing firm Grab plans to bring in 200 new EVs next year

Singapore ride-hailing firm Grab plans to bring in 200 new EVs next year

In an announcement made on August 23, Singapore-based ride-hailing company Grab has revealed that it plans to introduce 200 new electric vehicles (EVs), which will progressively hit the roads from 2019.

According to the announcement, the new EVs will be available through Grab’s rental arm called GrabRentals.

In announcing its plans for 200 new EVs, Grab said that the EV models to be used for its ride-hailing service will be disclosed by end-2018. Nonetheless, the company has revealed that the models will have a 400 km range on a single charge, to facilitate a full day of driving.

With Grab already offering some units of fully electric cars to the users of its ride-hailing service, the 200 new EVs will be introduced by the company as part of its partnership with energy utilities provider SP Group. In June, SP Group had announced that it plans to launch a network of 500 fast-charging stations by 2020, and had added that the first 30 fast-charging stations will be deployed by the end of 2018.

About Grab’s partnership with SP Group, Lim Kell Jay -- Head of Grab Singapore -- said: “With SP joining our consortium of EV partners, Grab is in a unique position to help drive a cleaner, greener Singapore by encouraging more of our drivers to adopt EVs.”

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