Green Pulse Podcast: Recording podcast experience inside an electric car

In our Green Pulse Podcast: (From left to right) Hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty record their environmental podcast episode in an electric vehicle driven by ST’s motoring expert Christopher Tan.
In our Green Pulse Podcast: (From left to right) Hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty record their environmental podcast episode in an electric vehicle driven by ST’s motoring expert Christopher Tan.ST PHOTO: ADAM AZLEE
In our Green Pulse Podcast: ST's motoring expert Christopher Tan (right) explains to podcast hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty how a public EV charging station is used.
In our Green Pulse Podcast: ST's motoring expert Christopher Tan (right) explains to podcast hosts Audrey Tan and David Fogarty how a public EV charging station is used. ST PHOTO: ADAM AZLEE

Green Pulse Ep 55: Recording a podcast and experience inside an EV

19:36 mins

Synopsis: Every first and third Monday of the month, The Straits Times analyses the beat of the changing environment, from biodiversity conservation to climate change.

Singapore is accelerating its drive to electrify its vehicles. The Government has committed to rolling out more charging stations and is also dangling incentives such as rebates, to get people to switch from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EV) early.

But what is it like driving an EV? How big of an obstacle is the current lack of charging points for motorists today? To find out, environment correspondent Audrey Tan and climate change editor David Fogarty hit the roads in an EV with ST’s motoring expert Christopher Tan. 

They discuss the following points:

  1. What ST motoring expert Christopher Tan looks out for when test-driving an electric vehicle (EV) (2:10)

  2. Improvements in EV technology (4:28)

  3. How have motorists in Singapore been responding to the Government’s push for EVs? (6:33)

  4. What are the concerns among those who are willing to, but are hesitant about switching to an EV? (11:27) 

  5. How to use a public EV charging station (13:55) 

Also listen to:

Ep 45 - Can an electric vehicle push and petrol duty hike green Singapore's land transport sector?

Ep 50 - Are electric vehicles really green?

Read ST's EV supplement of stories here.

Produced by: Audrey Tan (audreyt@sph.com.sg), David Fogarty (dfogarty@sph.com.sg), Hadyu Rahim, Adam Azlee & Fa'izah Sani

Edited by: Hadyu Rahim

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