As demand for electric vehicles are expected to increase in Singapore, the country’s electricity and gas company SP Group plans a network of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Singapore by 2020. The EV chargers are expected to be 250 high-powered direct current (DC) with a power ratings up to 350kW. The chargers will be able to support EV models with large battery capacity and longer driving range.
SP Group said its chargers will be located at convenient locations such as shopping centres, residential areas, business parks and industrial sites as well as coffee shops and food outlets.
With Singapore running trials for electric taxis, EV chargers are expected to be in demand in the near future. Already, Volocopter has revealed plans to test air taxis in Singapore in the second half of 2019. Its drone technology based air taxi - eVtols can carry two passengers for a distance of up to 30km and can manoeuvre high rise buildings.
Singapore based land transport company ComfortDelGro has also run trials for two electric loniq taxis in Singapore in 2018. It used a DC fast charging station to charge the vehicles at Komoco Motors, a private local automotive company.
SP Group has further plans of extending its EV charging services to buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.
Get up-to-date information on EV charging infrastructure development at CMT’s E-Mobility Asia on 25-26 April, 2019 in Bangkok.