25 Jun '11, 5am

Singapore launches Electric Vehicle test bed. Are we one step closer to greener transportation?

Singapore launches Electric Vehicle test bed. Are we one step closer to greener transportation?

EV plugged into Bosch charging station. --PHOTO: BOSCH SINGAPORE may finally adopt electric vehicles in a big way, depending on what the Electric Vehicle (EV) Taskforce finds in their latest project - the electric vehicle test-bed. The inter-agency Electric Vehicle (EV) Taskforce, led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Land Transport Authority (LTA), announced the launch of the project on Saturday. Its objective is to test and gauge different EV prototypes and charging technologies in the local urban environment. The launch will bring with it five charging stations, five Mitsubishi i-MiEVs, four smart electric drive Daimler vehicles and the first batch of participants comprising LTA, Ministry of Manpower, Mitsubishi Corporation and Senoko Energy. More facilities will be added as the programme progresses. The test bed will be in place from now till the end of 2013, to...

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