You might be able to see the electric vehicle (EV) cabs venture down the roads very soon. Yes, you read that right.
Tenaga Nasional (TNB) and Mysuri Biz Technologies are collaborating on a programme to deploy 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) taxis throughout the country. When the first of these electric taxis go into service is still up in the air, but Mysuri Biz Technologies CEO Mohd Noor Ghazali says it will likely happen in November.
In the early phase, he said, the Klang Valley and Langkawi will be the focus of coverage. This is in line with the government’s stated intention to first establish an EV infrastructure in Langkawi, as the island’s smaller size makes this more feasible, as stated by Minister of Environment and Water (KASA) Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man.
The business will market the service under the TeksiKu brand and eventually expand to other states. For those who are unfamiliar, MySuri is a platform service provider based in Cyberjaya and they created and manages the Teksiku taxi and car service app.
Moreover, the MG ZS EV will be included in the initial fleet, but there are plans to eventually incorporate the BYD e6 (which was seen in a TeksiKu ad) into the programme. Mohd Noor stated that a deal is still being worked out.
All of the EV taxis will have a bright yellow exterior, just like the ones in New York City which makes it easier for users to spot and distinguish them from regular taxis.
When the service launches, reservations can be made through the TeksiKu app, and the company plans to install electronic kiosks at key locations including airports and rail stations so that customers who don’t have the app can still easily book a ride.