A Dushanbe-based taxi company, Yak Tax, has announced that it will launch a new category on it app through which customers can book an electric vehicle for their rides.

The company says it supports the words spoken by President on December 21 at a joint meeting of both chambers of parliament.

The head of state promised to launch a large number of electric vehicles in the country in the coming 2022.

Unlike the usual yellow cabs, Yak Taxi’s electric cabs will be painted green.  

Recall, an electric bus, assembled at the Akia Avesto plant in Dushanbe, appeared on the streets of Tajik capital in early December. 

According to Mr. Asror Mirzoyev, the Executive Director of Akia Avesto Automotive Industry Company, this electric bus can easily travel up to 200 kilometers on a single charge. 

The gradual increase in electricity generation in Tajikistan reportedly allows increasing the number of electricity-powered vehicles in Tajikistan.  Tajik officials say This will reduce the country's dependence on oil-exporting countries.

An electric car or battery electric car is an automobile that is propelled by one or more electric motors, using energy stored in batteries.  Compared to internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, electric cars are quieter, have no exhaust emissions, and lower emissions overall.  In the United States and the European Union, as of 2020, the total cost of ownership of recent electric vehicles is cheaper than that of equivalent ICE cars, due to lower fueling and maintenance costs.  Charging an electric car can be done at a variety of charging stations; these charging stations can be installed in both houses and public areas.