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Good News, EV Drivers: SP Group To Install 1,000 Charging Points In S'pore By 2020

Electric car owners will soon have even more pit stops around the island to charge their cars at.

Gas and electricity provider SP Group shared in a recent update that they have installed 200 EV charging points across the island to date.

This is four times the number they had in June this year.

Among the 200 points, 52 are direct current (DC) fast chargers, which are capable of charging EV batteries to 80% in less than 20 minutes.

SP Group is aiming to have 1,000 EV charging points across the island by next year, with 250 of them being high-speed DC chargers.

The Group shared that some of its high-speed DC charging points are in the Central Business District (CBD), and new charging locations include Orchard Road, Sentosa, and Paya Lebar.

There will be a cluster of 20 charging points at the newly launched Paya Lebar Quarter.

Said SP Group’s head of strategic development Goh Chee Kiong: “Our aim is to drive green mobility in Singapore.”

By building the largest and fastest public EV charging network islandwide, we reduce range anxiety and shorten the time needed to charge the vehicles.

It’s not just SP Group that is seeing the promise in electric vehicle take-up rates in Singapore.

Just last month, oil and gas giant Shell unveiled their Shell Recharge 50kW DC charging point at one of their petrol stations in Sengkang.

The chargers will provide from 0% to 80% charge in approximately 30 minutes, and is priced at S$0.55 per kWh.

Shell Recharge will be made available at 10 Shell stations by October 2019.

 

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