Singapore's electric vehicle car-sharing programme set to begin


Singapore's Land Transport Authority (LTA) is set to begin the first large-scale electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing programme in the country from December in partnership with BlueSG. 

As part of this launch, LTA has been working with BlueSG to identify and secure suitable parking lots across Singapore for vehicle charging stations. 

Authorities have identified the first 30 BlueSG charging stations, with construction expected by the end of this month.

According to the agreement signed with LTA and the Economic Development Board (EDB) in June last year, BlueSG will roll-out a total of 500 charging stations equipped with 2,000 charging points across the country. 

From these, 400 charging points are intended for public use. 

"The network of 2,000 charging points that BlueSG will install island-wide will lay the foundation for a national EV charging network to support EV proliferation moving forward."

In addition, BlueSG has opened its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore, which will oversee its e-mobility, energy management and system integration business for the region. 

LTA chief technology officer Lam Wee Shann said: "The opening of BlueSG’s regional headquarters in Singapore marks an important milestone, bringing us one step closer to a more sustainable and efficient transport system.

"When launched in December, BlueSG’s one-way car-sharing service will play an integral part in achieving our car-lite vision, providing the public with another convenient option for point-to-point transport, and reducing reliance on private vehicles.

"The network of 2,000 charging points that BlueSG will install island-wide will lay the foundation for a national EV charging network to support EV proliferation moving forward."