Singapore to Launch All-Electric Carsharing Program

Ang Mo Kio is one of the first cities in Singapore that will have the all-electric carsharing program. Photo via Wikimedia.
Ang Mo Kio is one of the first cities in Singapore that will have the all-electric carsharing program. Photo via Wikimedia.

Singapore plans to launch its first all-electric carsharing program by the middle of 2017, according to a report by the Bangkok Post.

The 10-year program will be operated by BlueSG, a subsidiary of the Bollore Group. Currently, Bollore Group operates electric carsharing programs in Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, and Indianapolis.

The carsharing program will initially begin with 125 electric vehicles and 250 charging locations in Ang Mo Kio, Jurong East, and Punggol, says the report. Available for public use on a paid subscription basis, users can book the vehicles through an online app and return the car to any station near their destination.

By 2020, the goal is to get 10,000 electric vehicles on the road and to set up 2,000 charging locations across Singapore, according to the report. Up to 20% of those charging locations will be available for public use while the remainder will be for Bollore’s commercial use, says the report.

Click here for the full Bangkok Post report.

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