However, making the switch does come with its own set of trade-offs, key of which remains finding a place to charge his car.
“Sometimes, I will see from my app got one lot (so I) come over. (But) there’s one car in front of me, so I have to switch to another place, which actually costs me a bit of time also,” explained Mr Ban.
The lack of charging infrastructure is one major challenge in Singapore’s drive to green its vehicles, with ongoing efforts by the government expected to ease the situation.
Apart from the number of charging points, location and accessibility is another factor, taxi drivers told CNA.
For example, some charging points are located in the furthest corners of sprawling carparks, making them a tad harder to reach.
Taxi drivers also told CNA they would be more open to the idea of EVs if the switch made financial sense, and if relief drivers could share the operating costs of renting and maintaining the EVs.