By the year 2025, all Housing and Development Board (HDB) vehicle parking spaces in at least 8 towns will be equipped with Electric Vehicle chargers as a result of efforts to improve Singapore’s electric car charging facilities. The 8- Choa Chu Kang, Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Jurong West, Punggol, Sembawang, Queenstown, and the forthcoming Tengah area – are components of a “town-centric” strategy to charging station installation, according to Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Transport.
“By 2030s, we want every HDB town to be ready for electric vehicles,” he stated. According to the Land Transport Authority, the areas were chosen because they are distributed across Singapore and also have a heavy amount of car parking lots with the existing electrical infrastructure to enable charging point deployment.
Charging points will be located in a number of public car parks throughout the island in the near future, where suitable as well as where there is spare electrical power, according to the statement. The first bid for charging stations – over 600 of them at around 200 public car parks – was given by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in November last year, according to the department.
Later in the month, a sector consultation on the private sector’s position in public charger implementation will be deployed. These programs support the goal of installing 60,000 electric vehicle charging stations across Singapore by the year 2030, with 40,000 in public car parks and 20,000 in private buildings.
“An Electric vehicle to the charging station ratio of around 5:1 if one-third of the cars are Electric cars by the year 2030,” Mr. Ong stated, adding that projections of the optimal ratio between EVs as well as charging points vary from five to ten vehicles per point. Singapore has chosen Type 2 for AC charging as well as CCS 2 for DC or quick charging as its national public charging standards, according to Mr. Ong.
With a range of 400 to 500 kilometers for every charge, an average EV user would require to charge every 5 days, he stated, adding that charging stations would have to be distributed, particularly in public parking lots. “In this way, we will be able to minimize electricity infrastructure improvements, tap into the spare electrical power in all of our public carparks, and easily add charging points.”