25 Jun '11, 4am

Singapore launches electric vehicle test-bed

SINGAPORE: Singapore is testing out several electric vehicle (EV) prototypes and technologies. The inter-agency Electric Vehicle Taskforce announced the launch of the electric vehicle test-bed on Saturday. The taskforce is led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The aim of the test-bed is to test and gauge different EV prototypes and charging technologies, given Singapore's urbanised environment and road conditions, before deciding whether to roll it out for mass use. The test-bed will focus on gathering data and insights to guide the planning for future deployment of EVs. Explained LTA's chief executive Chew Hock Yong: "One example would be how the battery fares in the local environment. We'll be collecting data at the charging points. So, things like how often the cars are charged and how much electricity they use up....will allow...

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