Singapore Rolls Out First EV Chargers Under Large Scale Tender
The Singaporean government has recently taken steps towards building a robust electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem in the country. In a significant development, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has rolled out the first batch of six EV charging points under a large-scale tender that covers nearly 2,000 Housing Board (HDB) car parks. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at the deployment of the EV chargers and its significance in Singapore’s transition to electric vehicles.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) Rolls Out First Batch of EV Chargers
The EV charging points, which will eventually be deployed in almost 2,000 public car parks, have been rolled out in Telok Blangah and Boon Lay. These charging points are respectively operated by ChargEco and Charge+. The charging points in these car parks are slow charge and a single charge can last about five days based on the average mileage of 48km per day. Drivers can locate their nearest charging point with the MyTransport.SG app.
The Significance of the Deployment of the EV Chargers
Speaking to reporters at the event launch, Transport Minister S Iswaran hailed the deployment of the first batch of chargers as an important development in Singapore’s efforts to build up the electric vehicle ecosystem. With the deployment of these EV charging points, Singapore is addressing the issue of range anxiety, which is a major concern for many EV drivers.
Ubiquitous Charging Points to Eliminate Range Anxiety
The Singaporean government plans to deploy another 2,000 charging points covering one-third of HDB car parks by the end of the year. This will bring the total number of EV charging points in the country to more than 12,000 by 2025. The deployment of ubiquitous charging points will eliminate range anxiety, which is one of the key challenges that many EV drivers face.
LTA’s Goal to Have at Least 12,000 EV Charging Points by 2025
The deployment of EV charging points is a part of Singapore’s efforts to promote the adoption of EVs. According to LTA, electric car registrations formed 11.8% of all new car registrations in 2022. Singapore now has more than 6,500 registered electric cars, and close to 10,000 EVs including other vehicle classes. LTA aims to have at least 12,000 EV charging points in the country by 2025.
Increase in EV Adoption Rate in Singapore
The Singaporean government’s efforts to promote the adoption of EVs have been successful, as seen in the significant increase in EV adoption rate. Transport Minister S Iswaran attributes this to a combination of factors, including the value proposition of electric vehicles. The deployment of more EV charging points is expected to further encourage the adoption of EVs in Singapore.
In conclusion, the deployment of the first batch of EV chargers under the large-scale tender by LTA is an important step towards building a robust EV ecosystem in Singapore. With the deployment of more charging points, the country aims to eliminate range anxiety and encourage greater adoption of EVs.