Singapore to launch electric vehicle car-sharing programme

The goal is to get 10,000 electric cars on the road and to set up 2,000 charging points across the island by 2020 — up to 20% of the 2,000 charging points will be made available for the public, while the remainder will be for Bollore’s commercial use. Some 500 BlueSG stations and 2,000 parking lots will also be set aside in Housing and Development Board estates, central business district areas and key industrial areas. By August, the European Type 2 AC charging standard will also be adopted as the national standard for all new electric vehicle public charging infrastructure. Each electric vehicle can be charged in one to two hours.