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Electric Cars coming in Singapore

Singapore Cars News /December 2016

You would've known by now that cost of owning a car in Singapore is ridiculously expensive– if you don't know how much it cost to own a car, read our latest post.


But, on the flip side of the same coin, Singapore has one of the best public transportation systems. Singapore has done an amazing job in creating a reliable and extensive public transportation system.


Yet, with the recent housing development being carried around non-central areas of Singapore, there's a need for increased effort to improve the accessibility of public transport across the island.Aside from increasing the number of train stations dotting the Housing Board towns, the Government doesn't deny that owning a car offers greater convenience. 


Reconciling interest to keep Singapore car-lite, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB) would be launching an island-wide electric vehicle (EV) sharing program.


The project, that is expected to be completed by 2020, is expected to introduce 2,000 charging points at selected parking spaces across 500 locations.These charging points and car sharing stations would be first rolled out at Ang Mo Kio, Jurong East, and Punggol Housing Board towns by mid-2017. 


The car sharing program is an effort to provide a greener and economical alternative to owning a car.The move to set up the infrastructure of charging points is one big step forward towards the path of creating a green-car society in Singapore.


EV does not have tailpipes that emit pollution like conventional cars fuelled by petrol do. With a limited range of 250km per charge, the car would be unsuitable for heavy users. Yet, given Singapore's small geographical size and dense urban environment, the kilometer limitation does not pose any inconvenience.


Are you looking forward to this electric car sharing? Would you ever drive an electric car? Let us know! 


Source: StraitsTimes