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Free parking for electric cars would make them more attractive to Singaporeans

That's one way to spur sales of greener vehicles

Published on Aug 2, 2014 7:25 AM
Vehicles heading towards the Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry at Havelock Road on 12 June 2014. -- PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

Free parking, power charging and entry through Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantries would make electric cars more attractive to Singaporeans.

A conference yesterday on the future of transportation heard how similar measures boosted the take-up of "greener" vehicles in other countries.

Mr Tormod Endresen, Norway's ambassador to Singapore, said financial and other incentives resulted in a flood of drivers choosing electric cars in his home country.

Electric cars are better for the environment than conventional cars that use fossil fuels, partly because electric cars cause less pollution.

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