EV fast chargers to be set up in HDB neighbourhood and town centres

SINGAPORE: Fast charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) will be launched in Housing and Development Board (HDB) neighbourhoods, town centres, and JTC industrial estates. 

Senior Minister of State for Sustainability and Environment Amy Khor announced this on Thursday (Jan 18) at the launch of the first batch of fast charging points at HDB Hub in Toa Payoh Central and the Oasis Terraces in Punggol. 

“Today, there are over 2,400 EV charging points at slightly more than 700 HDB car parks across all HDB towns,” said Dr Khor, who is also Senior Minister of State for Transport.

This, she said, meant that an interim target of equipping one in three HDB car parks with EV chargers by 2023 had been achieved. The remaining HDB car parks will get chargers over the next few years, she added.

These chargers are primarily slow chargers, suitable for private electric cars parked overnight for about six to eight hours daily. An overnight charge will provide drivers with an average range of about 300km.

With 50km being the average daily mileage for EVs, most drivers would only need to charge their cars every five to six days, said Dr Khor.

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