6 December 2023, Singapore — The Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) subsidiary EV-Electric Charging...
EVe achieves milestone deployment of EV charging points at one in three HDB carparks; expands public EVe network with Fast Chargers to meet the needs of high mileage users.
Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment Dr Amy Khor announced the successful milestone completion of enabling one in three HDB car parks to be EV-ready.
Managed by EV-Electric Charging Pte Ltd (EVe), a subsidiary of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the large-scale tender was awarded in November 2022 to five EV Charging Operators* (EVCOs) to deploy public chargers across 2,000 HDB carparks islandwide by 2025. This is to support the overall national target of deploying 60,000 EV chargers by 2030, in tandem with EV adoption, of which 40,000 will be public chargers.
As at January 2024, EV motorists can now charge at over 700 HDB carparks. These are mainly Multi-Storey Carparks (MSCPs) and can be found across all HDB towns and estates. To make it easier for motorists to locate the EV chargers, most of the chargers are located on the 3rd deck of MSCPs.
Dr Amy Khor also launched EVe’s first public fast chargers under the large-scale tender. These fast chargers are in response to industry feedback that high mileage users such as taxi, private hire car, and fleet drivers currently do not have enough fast-charging options at public carparks. Most fast chargers are currently located at commercial malls and offices. Taxi, private hire car ,and fleet drivers have asked for more fast chargers at public carparks, where parking rates are more affordable, and amenities such as coffeeshops and hawker centres are more readily available.
Taxi, private hire cars, and fleet drivers can now look forward to fast charging at HDB Hub in Toa Payoh and Oasis Terraces in Punggol. The public parking fees are more affordable, with ample amenities such as coffeeshops and public washrooms. While they take a break, their EVs can also get a quick boost. On average, with just a 30-minute fast charge, they would be able to get at least an equivalent “half-tank” top up. Such quick boosts serve as an opportunistic pit-stop for high-mileage users. They can complete their “full-tank” charge with overnight charging when done for the day.
- At HDB Hub, there will be four fast charging points, powered by two 120kW DC dual-gun chargers operated by Shell. There will also be two 22kW AC chargers.
- At Oasis Terraces, there will be two fast charging points, powered by a 100kW DC dual-gun charger. There will also be four 22kW AC chargers.
CEO of EVe, Derek Tan, “We are glad to have achieved the 1 in 3 HDB deployment target within the first year of EVe’s operations. It means a lot to us because as compared to a year ago, HDB residents now have easy access to EV chargers at over 700 carparks.
At EVe, we believe strongly in meeting users’ needs. To taxi, private hire car and fleet drivers, time is money, and they want to minimise downtime. Our new fast chargers at HDB Hub and Oasis Terraces will do just that and fit into their routine – while they are taking their breaks, their EVs will be charged up concurrently. There is no need to make a detour to get petrol.
With an increasing public network of overnight and fast chargers, we aim to bring greater confidence to the public to make the switch to EVs.”
*The five EVCOs are Charge+ Pte Ltd, ComfortDelGro Engie Pte Ltd, Shell Singapore Pte Ltd, SP Mobility, Strides YTL Pte Ltd (ChargEco)