By Dylan Loh, Channel NewsAsia, 1 Mar 2012.
Singapore Power is undertaking a one- to two-year study on the impact of electric vehicles on the national grid.
It is using three electric vans to simulate larger-scale adoption of eco-friendly transport.
Based on the findings, authorities will take steps to ensure the power supply can cope with thousands of such vehicles charging simultaneously.
How much power is needed to charge 25,000 electric cars?
There are currently some 630,000 cars on Singapore’s roads today.
Wong Kim Yin, Group Chief Executive of Singapore Power, said: “If they are all charged at the same time, the amount of power required would be the same as that required to power the whole of Ang Mo Kio. And these vehicles could be charged from anywhere on the island other than its home base. Read more