EV drivers can look forward to greater convenience in areas such as the Central Business District, Orchard Road, Sentosa and Paya Lebar.
SP Group (SP) has increased its high-speed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network to 200 points across Singapore, including 52 Direct Current (DC) fast chargers.
SP Group's collaboration with various tenants has brought greater charging speeds for EV users across the island This comes after SP partnered with landlords such as CapitaLand Group, City Developments Limited, Lendlease, Resorts World Sentosa and Soilbuild Group Holdings Ltd to install charging points at select properties.
This round of expansion has enabled SP to deliver the largest and fastest public EV charging network in Singapore. SP is targeting 1,000 charging points, of which 250 will be high-speed DC chargers by end of 2020.
The new charging points will bring greater convenience to EV drivers, especially with the DC chargers that can charge a car in 30 minutes. Among them are Singapore's first DC charging points in the Central Business District (CBD). Other new charging locations include Orchard Road, Sentosa and Paya Lebar.
Mr. Goh Chee Kiong, Head, Strategic Development, SP Group, said, "Our aim is to drive green mobility in Singapore. By building the largest and fastest public EV charging network island-wide, we reduce range anxiety and shorten the time needed to charge the vehicles. Our latest partnerships reflect the strong momentum by property owners to welcome EVs. This will provide greater convenience for EV drivers who can charge their vehicles while at work, shopping or at play."
The CBD has also received a charger at Republic Plaza EV drivers visiting the Orchard Road shopping district can now charge their cars at Shaw Centre, while Republic Plaza has become the first commercial building in the CBD to host a fast charger. Resorts World Sentosa is also hosting Sentosa's first fast chargers.
The eastern region of Singapore has a major boost in coverage with a cluster of 20 charging points at Paya Lebar Quarter.
Drivers can tap on SP Group's EV charging service through the SP Utilities mobile application, where they can search for the nearest charging points, receive updates on their charging sessions and make payment.