Charge of the electric vehicle brigade in Singapore

Firms, power providers roll out more public charging points as sales of electric vehicles rise

The electric car charging stations at Our Tampines Hub. Land Transport Authority figures show the number of fully-electric and plug-in hybrid cars growing from 137 two years ago to 592 as of April.
The electric car charging stations at Our Tampines Hub. Land Transport Authority figures show the number of fully-electric and plug-in hybrid cars growing from 137 two years ago to 592 as of April.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

The number of public charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) was growing even before the announcement last week by utilities provider SP Group that it planned to roll out an islandwide network of such points.

Two places in Tampines, for example, were among the latest to install them earlier this month. The integrated community and lifestyle centre, Our Tampines Hub (OTH), introduced seven charging stations in its car park as part of its commitment to sustainability initiatives.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 24, 2018, with the headline 'Charge of the electric vehicle brigade'. Subscribe