Vietnam’s coastal city launches electric car tourism service

The coastal city of Quy Nhon in south-central Vietnam has recently launched two electric cars to serve tourists.

The eco-friendly vehicles, worth around VND300 million (US$13,390) each, can reach a maximum speed of 30 kilometers per hour and carry 12 people, including the driver.

Assembled in China based on Danish technology, these electric cars need a break to recharge after every 110 kilometers.

Besides visiting popular local tourist destinations, the cars travel around five main streets in Quy Nhon, which is the capital of Binh Dinh Province: Nguyen Tat Thanh, Xuan Dieu, An Duong Vuong, Le Hong Phong, and Phan Boi Chau.

The service, provided by local tour operator Eden JSC, costs VND20,000 (US$0.89) per ticket, and is offered from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm every day.

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The company is expected to provide around 20 cars which run at 30-minute intervals.

The electric car model has been adopted in other places in Vietnam, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Sam Son Town in northern Thanh Hoa Province, Dong Hoi in central Quang Binh Province, and Cua Lo Town in central Nghe An Province.

Hanoi, which is the country’s first locale to pilot electric cars in its Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem District and around Tay (West) Lake, has seen the service embraced by locals and tourists since its launch three years ago.

The electric cars have so far transported more than 1.2 million visitors and generated over VND20.4 billion (US$950,694) in revenue.