Grab has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with partners from both government and private sector organisations to establish the Chiang Mai Smart Mobility Alliance Network. This public-private partnership aims to reduce the use of private vehicles in Chiang Mai by 35 percent in five years’ time, contributing to a less-polluted, less-congested Chiang Mai city.

As part of its partnership commitment to bring about cleaner, safer and more efficient mobility solutions for Thais, Grab launched SEA’s first GrabTukTuk Electric to allow locals and tourists to easily book this popular mode of transport through the Grab app. 

This new service will also create better income-earning opportunities for GrabTukTuk Electric driver-partners as they enjoy up to 80% additional savings in fuel costs. A LPG TukTuk driver incurs total monthly fuel expenses of 6,000 baht, compared to 1,400 baht for the monthly cost of charging an electric TukTuk. Driver-partners can also benefit from higher user demand for TukTuk services due to the convenience of booking through a mobile phone. 

The GrabTukTuk Electric service will complement the existing wide range of on-demand services that Grab has been offering to locals and tourists in Chiang Mai, including JustGrab, Grab RodDaeng and GrabFood.

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