Electric-powered VIP taxi cabs to ply Bangkok next month

Tinuku - Electric VIP taxi cabs to ply Bangkok streets next month. The first fleet of 101 electric-powered are scheduled to be in service in Bangkok from early next month. Department of Land Transport Director General Sanit Phromwong said at a press conference on Thursday, the first fleet of 101 EV Taxi VIP cabs will be launched onto Bangkok streets on Sept. 9.

EV Taxi VIP cabs, which are Mercedes-Benz C350e sedans, are powered by BYD e6 electric system, using a GPS tracking system, Snap Shot on-board camera and real-time data links with the department's taxi center, Sanit said.

Tinuku Electric-powered VIP taxi cabs to ply Bangkok next month

Passengers can call EV Taxi VIP, many of which will wait for passengers at Suvarnabhumi international airport, via App Taxi OK on their cellphone. The fare for EV Taxi VIP begins at 150 baht (about US$4.41) for the first two km and amounts to 16 baht (US$47 cents) for each following km. It can be paid via credit cards, debit cards, WeChat, Ali Pay and Rabbit Line Pay besides cash.