Electric car tests charged up for second phase
Round 2 of viability study may include car-sharing, commercial vehicle fleets
A second phase is on the cards for the testing of electric vehicles when the initial trial ends this month, and it could involve a bigger fleet.
Sources said government agencies are in talks with the trial participants about such a move, but they have not finalised the details.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA), when contacted, would say only that further trials may involve car-sharing and commercial vehicle fleets.
The tests to gauge the viability of electric vehicles in Singapore started in June 2011 and now includes 89 electric cars and 61 charging stations.
NEEDS A PUSH
Somebody has to come in and be the catalyst and push that issue along. So far, whatever has been done is not significant enough. The Government can do more.
- Mr Thomas Jakob, managing director of Bosch Asia Pacific, on the need for more charging stations to drive up demand for electric cars