Green and Smart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM), a company founded by the owner of Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast, has announced the launch of Green SM Taxi, an electric taxi service, in Hanoi starting on April 14.

This is the first step in bringing Green SM Taxi into operation in at least five provinces and cities across Vietnam this year, GSM said in a statement.

In the first phase, Green SM Taxi will operate 500 VF e34 vehicles and 100 VF 8 vehicles in Hanoi.

With competitive rates and excellent service compared to competitors on the market, Green SM Taxi aims to redefine mobility services, thus spreading the green lifestyle trend and accelerating the usage of electric vehicles in daily life.

From April 14, customers in Hanoi will be able to choose from the following two green and smart taxi services from Green SM Taxi in the first phase: GreenCar, which uses the VinFast VF e34, and GreenCar Luxury, which uses the VinFast VF 8.

After VinFast officially hands over VF 5 models to the Vietnamese market, Green SM Taxi will add the VF5 Plus to the GreenCar fleet.

The Green SM Taxi fleet is easily identified by its unique cyan blue, which combines green to represent the environment, and blue, which represents intelligence and technology.

With this color scheme, Green SM Taxi’s GreenCar service will deliver customers experience of green and smart mobility.

Meanwhile, the GreenCar Luxury service, with its lavish VF 8 model, will be a classy choice for customers preferring private travel and premium services.

With regard to rates, the first kilometer for the GreenCar service is 20,000 VND ($0.85).

For the next 24 km, the rate for VF 5 Plus is 14,000 VND ($0.60)/km, and for VF e34 is 15,500 VND ($0.66)/km.

From 26 km onwards, the fare is 12,000 VND ($0.51)/km for VF 5 Plus and 12,500 VND ($0.53)/km for VF e34.

The rate for GreenCar Luxury service is fixed at 21,000 VND ($0.90)/km for the entire journey.

Green SM Taxi will be available at all Vincom shopping malls and public places in Hanoi to serve many customers from April 14.

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