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. This comes after SP partnered 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.”
EV drivers visiting the Orchard Road shopping district, can now charge their cars at Shaw Centre. Republic Plaza has become the first commercial building in the CBD to host a fast charger. Resorts World Sentosa is 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. (Please refer to the Annex for a list of new charging locations)
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.
Quotes from our partners
Ms Lynette Leong, Chief Sustainability Officer for CapitaLand Group, said, “With 44 EV charging points across 11 properties, SP Group is CapitaLand’s largest EV charging partner. CapitaLand leverages our expansive footprint in Singapore to effect positive change for the environment. The unrivalled network of EV charging stations complements our well-connected and well-located properties, encouraging our customers to adopt sustainable mobility solutions in Singapore.
Sustainability is an integral part of CapitaLand’s business. From greening our portfolio, designing our buildings to encourage cycling, to encouraging our customers to reduce and recycle their waste, we continue to expand our efforts to enable the community to lead more sustainable lifestyles.”
Ms Esther An, Chief Sustainability Officer of CDL, said, “As a property developer and advocate of sustainable development, CDL has always been committed to embracing technology and solutions that reduce environmental impact. With the world and Singapore moving towards a low-carbon economy, the transition to EVs is accelerating. We hope that our partnership with SP will help to further propel the EV movement in Singapore. Through this timely and innovative initiative, CDL’s flagship Republic Plaza will be the first commercial building in Singapore’s CBD to have a DC fast- charging point, bringing greater convenience to EV drivers. In addition, our Tagore 23 Warehouse at Tagore Lane will also join SP’s growing network of EV charging points. CDL will continue to explore various initiatives and innovations in the clean mobility space to build a more sustainable city for the future.”
Mr Richard Paine, Managing Director of Paya Lebar Quarter, said, “We are very pleased to work with the SP Group with the enabling infrastructure for EVs at PLQ. We see EVs as representing a better environmental solution for cars in Singapore and are already seeing demand from our PLQ office tenants for EV charging stations.”
About SP Group
SP Group is a leading energy utilities group in the Asia Pacific. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and district cooling businesses in Singapore and China. SP Group is committed to providing customers with reliable and efficient energy utilities services. About 1.5 million industrial, commercial and residential customers in Singapore benefit from SP Group’s world-class transmission, distribution and market support services. These networks are amongst the most reliable and cost-effective world-wide. SP Group also drives digital solutions to empower customers to manage their utilities, reduce consumption and save cost.
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