30 Jun '16, 10pm

Electric car-sharing scheme to be rolled out from 2017

Electric car-sharing scheme to be rolled out from 2017

An electric car-sharing scheme will be rolled out islandwide next year, offering commuters a greener alternative to owning a car. The authorities have appointed BlueSG, a subsidiary of French electric car-sharing operator Bollore Group, to run a fleet of 1,000 cars by 2020 under the national electric vehicle (EV) car-sharing programme. This addition will be significantly more than the 300 shared cars currently in the market. The electric cars will be powered by 2,000 charging points at selected parking spaces in 500 locations, of which 80 per cent would be within neighbourhoods. Key industrial estates, commercial areas and the Central Business District will also be served by charging points under the scheme, which is jointly led by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Economic Development Board (EDB). At a signing ceremony yesterday, Coordinating Minister for Infrast...

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