Singapore’s first large-scale electric-car sharing programme officially rolled out on Tuesday (Dec 12), with 80 hatchbacks and 32 charging stations offering some 120 charging points available for public use.
The service is provided by BlueSG, a unit of France's Bollore Group. It hopes to roll out 110 electric cars and 42 stations with 165 charging points islandwide by the end of this year. And by 2020, the aim is to have 1,000 cars and 2,000 charging points. This puts it on track to be the second-largest electric-car sharing programme in the world. The Bollore group has a similar electric-vehicle sharing scheme in Paris with more than 4,000 cars, which is currently the world's largest.
The Bollore Group, which set up its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore in September, is planning to launch a Global Innovation Center here to undertake R&D projects in the areas of mobility and energy management solutions. It is also working with Nanyang Technological University to pilot an electric tram system around the campus in early 2018.