10 January 2019 – ComfortDelGro Taxi is expanding its trial of electric vehicles with the latest Hyundai long-range vehicle.
The newly-launched Hyundai Kona Electric taxi comes with a 64 kWh lithium polymer battery – twice the power of the battery of the fully electric Hyundai Ioniq which is already part of the Group’s ongoing trial. This means the latest models should be able to travel up to about 350km when fully charged. And, with Direct Current (DC) fast charging capabilities, the vehicle will fully charge up in slightly more than an hour.
The Hyundai Kona Electric taxi also comes equipped with active safety driving assistance technologies including Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Collision Warning, as well as, regenerative braking system.
Cabbies trialling the new Hyundai Kona Electric taxis will have round-the-clock access to the fast charging electric stations at the Group’s headquarters in Braddell and Komoco Motors in Alexandra. The DC fast charging station in ComfortDelGro is the first commercial DC fast charging service to be available in Singapore.