Green and Smart Mobility Joint Stock Company (GSM), a company founded by the owner of Vietnamese electric vehicle (EV) maker VinFast, has officially began operating the first pure electric taxi service in Vietnam – Green SM Taxi.

GSM said in a statement that the event ushered in a new era of taxis: smart, pollutant and noise-free, and environmentally friendly.

According to the statement, Green SM Taxi is set to launch on the roads of Hanoi, followed by a nationwide expansion to at least five provinces and cities this year, in line with the company’s strategic plan.

“GSM, in general, and Green SM Taxi, specifically, were established in response to the national climate objectives, which include efforts to reduce transportation emissions,” said Nguyen Van Thanh, Chief Executive Officer of GSM.

According to him, Green SM Taxi offers a new standard of transportation service with outstanding quality, not just serving people but also connecting and forming a green and smart mobility ecosystem across Vietnam.

As of April 14, customers can easily book Green SM taxi services via the nationwide hotline, just like traditional taxi services, or through the Green SM Taxi application, available on App Store and Google Play.

Riders can also hail cars at all Vincom shopping malls, public spaces around the city, or on the roads.

In May 2023, Green SM Taxi can be booked through BeVinFast service on the Be application.

In addition to convenient and diverse access, Green SM Taxi provides customers with two service options: GreenCar – a standard taxi service, and LuxuryCar – a premium taxi experience.

GreenCar will roll out with the VinFast VF e34 in the company’s signature Cyan blue color, while LuxuryCar will use the VinFast VF 8 in their original luxurious colors.

Initially, SM Green Taxi will start operation with 500 VF e34s and 100 VF 8s in Hanoi.

Shortly, the company will add the VinFast VF 5 Plus model to the GreenCar fleet.

According to actual customer demands, the company will increase the number of cars in both service segments.

The starting price for the first 1 km of the GreenCar service is 20,000 VND ($0.85).

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

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

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

“Electric taxis are among the advanced solutions that bring tremendous benefits to the community and contribute to reducing air and noise pollution while saving energy and costs for users,

“The deployment of electric taxi services in Hanoi not only affirms the determination of the City and cooperation of business organizations, particularly the GSM company, in accelerating sustainable transport development; but also contributes to realizing Vietnam’s commitment to
reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Nguyen Manh Quyen, Vice President of the Hanoi People’s Committee.

Green SM Taxi is Vietnam’s first pure electric taxi company, providing passenger transportation services entirely by VinFast electric vehicles.

This generation of taxis is noiseless and emits no carbon, which benefits public health and the environment.

The cars are also equipped with various intelligent entertainment features, providing passengers with enjoyable experiences on every journey.

Green SM Taxi will continue to be launched in Ho Chi Minh City in April 2023.

GSM launches electric taxi service in Hanoi