Singapore’s public electric vehicle (EV) charging network will be getting a fair boost over coming days, thanks to a new partnership between Greenlots, BMW Group Asia, and CapitaLand that will see the network expanded notably, according to recent reports.
The expansion coming via the partnership between the EV network technology company, the real estate developer, and the luxury car manufacturer will see a number of new charging stations installed in the country’s Central Business District, and elsewhere.
The first phase of the partnership has seen public charging stations installed at 5 locations in the business district — near Capital Tower, CapitaGreen, One George Street, Raffles City Singapore, and Six Battery Road. The second phase (currently under effort) will see charging stations installed at 4 of CapitaLand’s shopping malls — Bedok Mall, The Atrium@Orchard, The Star Vista, and Westgate.
“This installment marks a significant milestone for electric mobility in Singapore, as we lay a sustainable foundation for the sector to thrive. We are dedicated to accelerating EV adoption in the city-state and a robust charging network needs support from car companies and the real estate sector. We are pleased to be partnering with industry leaders as we bolster open-standards based public EV charging for Singapore,” stated Lin Khoo, Senior Vice-President of Greenlots.
Tan Seng Chai, the Group Chief Corporate Officer and Chairman at CapitaLand Limited commented: “As a responsible developer, CapitaLand is committed to operating our buildings in a sustainable manner. We understand that the availability of charging stations is key to greater adoption of EVs, which helps reduce carbon emissions. As property owners, we therefore recognize the instrumental role we can play in helping to make charging infrastructure more accessible. CapitaLand is set to offer over 100 EV charging stations at more than 40 properties throughout Asia and Europe, across integrated, shopping mall, serviced residence, office and residential developments. This will form an integrated CapitaLand network of charging stations, where our customers who are EV owners can plug-in and charge their cars easily and seamlessly when they live, work and play at our properties.”
Once the two phases of the new partnership are completed, the total number of public charging stations in Singapore will sit at 45 — spread across 31 different locations.