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A test bed for electric vehicles: by Wayne Chan SINGAPORE - To test whether electric vehicles (EVs) and its rela...

SINGAPORE - To test whether electric vehicles (EVs) and its related technologies might be suitable for Singapore's roads, the inter-agency Electric Vehicle Taskforce has launched an electric vehicle test bed which will help to determine if these vehicles can be rolled out for mass adoption. To be tested are the vehicles' operability and cost, the suitability of the business model, the driving experience and barriers to adopt, and the level of infrastructure development required to meet the expected demand from EVs in the coming years. Said Land Transport Authority chief (LTA) 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 us to determine how efficient the car is in a local enviro...

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