Last November, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced a tender to install 600 charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in about 200 public car parks in Singapore.
Since then, 19 bidders have been attracted to the tender, including ComfortDelGro, Shell, SP Mobility and ST Engineering, according to tender documents.
The winner of the tender will have to build, manage and maintain more than 600 bottling plants over 12 years, starting at the end of August this year.
According to Straits Times, The EV network is likely to consist of a 7 kW charger in HDB car parks and at least 22 kW chargers in other public car parks managed by agencies such as URA, the National Parks Committee and the JTC.
Tender prices were based on a concession fee per kW of energy paid by the authorities and ranged mainly from three cents to 80 cents.
In addition to the tender, several other companies in Singapore have already expressed interest in EV space. Porsche Asia Pacific and Shell together today announced implementation of the first cross-border high-performance charging network (HPC) in Southeast Asia.
Earlier in January, Charge + announced plans for install 10,000 EV chargers in Singapore by 2030. About 4,000 of these sites will be housed in at least 1,200 storey buildings.
Singapore pressure on EVs
In recent years, the government has voiced very loudly to step up the adoption of electric vehicles in Singapore.
In this year’s speech on the budget, Minister Heng announced that the government would single out $ 30 million over the next five years for electricity-related initiatives, such as measures to improve the provision of compensation in private premises.
This should catalyze a public-private partnership, and comes as Singapore accelerates the development of its charging infrastructure.
In addition, the government intends to deploy 60,000 bottling plants by 2030 – more than double the initial target of 28,000.
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