Last November, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) put up a tender calling for the installation of 600 electric vehicle (EV) charging points at around 200 public carparks in Singapore.
The tender has since drawn 19 bidders, amongst which are ComfortDelGro, Shell, SP Mobility and ST Engineering, according to tender documents.
The awardee of the tender will have to build, operate and maintain more than 600 charging points for 12 years, starting as early as end August this year.
According to The Straits Times, the EV network is likely to consist of 7kW chargers in HDB carparks, and at least 22kW chargers in other public carparks operated by agencies such as the URA, National Parks Board and JTC.
Tender prices were based on concession fee per kW of energy payable to the authorities, and ranged mostly from three cents to 80 cents.
Beyond the tender, several other companies in Singapore have already reflected interest in the EV space. Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell today jointly announced the implementation of Southeast Asia’s first cross-border high performance charging (HPC) network.
Earlier in January, Charge+ announced plans to install 10,000 EV charging points in Singapore by 2030. About 4,000 of these points will be located in at least 1,200 condominiums.
Singapore’s Push Towards EVs
In recent years, the government has been very vocal about its stance to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore.
In this year’s Budget speech, Minister Heng announced that the government will set aside S$30 million over the next five years for EV-related initiatives, such as measures to improve charging provision at private premises.
This is meant to catalyse the partnership between the public and private sectors, and comes as Singapore is accelerating the development of its charging infrastructure.
In addition, the government aims to deploy 60,000 charging points by 2030 — more than double its initial target of 28,000.
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