By Today, 20 Jul 2012.
To find out whether it is viable to use micro electric vehicles (EVs) for short-distance travel in Singapore, the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific (TTAP) have launched a one-year joint study.
The findings will help to develop a system to enable efficient management of EVs and a self-service EV rental scheme for staff and students to commute on campus.
Using the NUS Kent Ridge campus and the NUS University Town as a test bed, the NUS and TTAP will deploy a fleet of 10 Toyota Auto Body COMS, which are single-seater micro EVs, for the study. Read more
The annual Clean Energy Expo Asia (CEEA) 2011 Trade Fair is held at Suntec Singapore from 1 to 3 Nov. This year’s CEEA Trade Fair hosts about 170 exhibiting companies from 26 countries, with 6 country pavilions from Canada, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore and Switzerland. Exhibitors showcase clean energy solutions including solar energy, energy efficiency, biomass, biogas, biofuel, and electric vehicles.
Here are some photos of exhibits at the Trade Fair: Read more
During his Opening Address at the Singapore Energy Lecture, which kicks off the annual Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2011, Mr S Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade and Industry, shares Singapore’s three strategies in addressing its energy challenge, given its over dependence on energy imports and the need to secure reliable and affordable energy supplies.
Diversify Energy Supply
Mr Iswaran shared that the key thrust of Singapore’s energy strategy is the diversification of its energy supplies through Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and electricity imports. Singapore will also continue to explore other options like solar energy. Read more
The inter-agency Electric Vehicle (EV) Taskforce, led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA), announced the launch of the electric vehicle test-bed in Singapore today. The objective of the EV test-bed is to test and gauge different EV prototypes and charging technologies given Singapore’s urbanised environment and road conditions, before deciding whether to roll it out for mass adoption.
Key features of EV test-bed
2 For a start, the EV test-bed will be launched with:
- Three outdoor and two indoor charging stations;
- First batch of five Mitsubishi i-MiEVs;
- Four smart electric drive (ed) Daimler vehicles;
- First batch of participants comprising LTA, Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Mitsubishi Corporation and Senoko Energy .
3 The test-bed will focus on gathering data and insights to guide the planning for future deployment of EVs, including the optimal ratio of charging stations to vehicles. For the convenience of the test-bed participants, charging stations have been designed to automatically collect data on the EV users’ charging patterns. To provide an adequate period for data collection, the test-bed will be extended by one year until end of 2013. (Please see Annex for location of EV charging stations). Read more
The inter-agency Electric Vehicle Taskforce announced the launch of the electric vehicle test-bed on Saturday.
The taskforce is led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
The aim of the test-bed is to test and gauge different EV prototypes and charging technologies, given Singapore’s urbanised environment and road conditions, before deciding whether to roll it out for mass use. Read more
Interest in electric vehicles is gaining momentum around the world and most major car manufacturers are starting to produce electric cars. The increased interest and usage of electric vehicles (EV) would have to be supported by intelligent EV charging networks, and a local company, Greenlots, is set to lead in global EV charging solutions.
Started in late 2008, Greenlots is a Singapore-based company that designs and delivers hardware and software to enable EV manufacturers and distributors, utilities, municipalities and other businesses to set up their own EV charging network. Greenlots is Asia’s leading provider of charging networks with installations in ten countries, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Germany, Poland, Italy, Austria, UK, Ireland and Thailand. Read more
Greenlots Delivers Its First Batch of Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles in Hong Kong [Press Release]
SINGAPORE, March 2, 2011 – Greenlots, Asia’s leading provider of charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs), today announced the successful delivery of an initial network of 15 charging stations for EVs, for a major utility in Hong Kong. As part of a competitive tender, Greenlots was awarded a contract to install an initial test network, which in turn allows the utility to prepare for the larger roll-out of electric vehicles in Hong Kong as well as regionally in Asia Pacific. Read more
The inter-agency Electric Vehicle (EV) Taskforce led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has appointed Robert Bosch (SEA) Pte Ltd (“Bosch”) to design, develop, deploy, operate and maintain Singapore‟s EV charging infrastructure as part of the EV test-bed programme. Bosch will be collaborating with local partners SingTel (on the communications interface) and Greenlots (on the charging network) to deliver a reliable and integrated infrastructure solution for EVs. Singapore will be the first location outside of Germany to test out this integrated EV charging infrastructure solution developed by Bosch. Read more