One of the more notable electric vehicle (EV) charging technology companies out there, Greenlots, is partnering with BMW Group Asia to develop a new EV charging station network in Singapore — spread out at various CapitaLand properties in the city-state.
The majority of the new EV charging stations will reportedly be based in the Central Business District, but stations elsewhere will be developed as well. Greenlots will be managing the installation, operation, and maintenance phases to the development plans.
The new development plans, once fulfilled, will bring the total number of Greenlots’ EV charging stations in Singapore up to 47 (spread across 31 different locations).
“This installment marks a significant milestone for electric mobility in Singapore, as we lay a sustainable foundation for the sector to thrive. We are dedicated to accelerating EV adoption in the city-state and a robust charging network needs support from car companies and the real estate sector. We are pleased to be partnering with industry leaders as we bolster open standards-based public EV charging for Singapore,” said Mr Lin Khoo, Senior Vice-President of Greenlots.
The reason for BMW’s involvement should go without saying — the company recently launched its all-electric BMW i3 and BMW i8 plug-in hybrid offerings into the potentially lucrative market. The installation of the new EV charging stations will make these offerings more appealing to many potential buyers, no doubt.
There are already 6 new charging stations operational — at Capital Tower, CapitaGreen (two stations), One George Street, Raffles City Singapore, and Six Battery Road — with a number of further ones slated to be completed at various CapitaLand shopping malls.
The new charging stations are rather easy to use, reportedly — all that one needs do is register via the Greenlots smartphone app.
Mr Tan Seng Chai, Group Chief Corporate Officer, CapitaLand Limited, and Chairman of the CapitaLand Sustainability Steering Committee, stated: “As a responsible developer, CapitaLand is committed to operating our buildings in a sustainable manner. We understand that the availability of charging stations is key to greater adoption of EVs, which helps reduce carbon emissions. As property owners, we therefore recognize the instrumental role we can play in helping to make charging infrastructure more accessible. CapitaLand is set to offer over 100 EV charging stations at more than 40 properties throughout Asiaand Europe, across integrated, shopping mall, serviced residence, office and residential developments. This will form an integrated CapitaLand network of charging stations, where our customers who are EV owners can plug-in and charge their cars easily and seamlessly when they live, work and play at our properties.”
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