The world’s first electric taxi for tropical cities has been launched.
The taxi called EVA has a fast-charging battery system which gives a range of up to 200km (124 miles) after a 15-minute recharge.
EVA also has a cooling system in the seats which suck the moisture and heat from the surface.
The project was built by TUM CREATE, a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU Singapore) and German Univeristy, Technische Universität München (TUM).
Professor Bertil Andersson from NTU said: “NTU is at the forefront of sustainability research and we had identified electro-mobility as one of the solutions necessary to tackle climate change.
“Our success in building an electric car for the tropics is a big step forward in realising our vision for a more sustainable future for everyone.”
Professor Andersson said TUM CREATE’s electric vehicle production globally is expected to rise rapidly over the next decade.
The taxi is also Singapore’s first locally made car which was designed and built in the city state.