An electric vehicle (EV) is a vehicle that uses one or more electric motors or traction motors for propulsion.
In recent years, the government has been very vocal about its stance to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore. It has also highlighted its plans to expand the EV charging infrastructure to 60,000 by the end of 2030, and phase out petrol cars by 2040.
In this year’s Budget speech, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat announced that S$30 million will be set aside over the next five years for EV-related initiatives.
These tangible targets set by the government and various organisations have signalled the seriousness in combating climate change.
Singapore also ticks all the boxes for electric car sellers and drivers with its compact size, tidy roads, technology expertise, and sustainable transport ambitions.
Slowly but surely, Singapore is getting there — The question does not lie in whether we will make it happen, but rather when and how we are going to get there.