Singapore wants to get rid of all cars with internal combustion engines by the year 2040. They are already putting EV charging points in the parking lots of all new buildings.
The Singaporean government wants all new structures with parking lots to be required to install electric vehicle (EV) charging points in at least 1% of their total parking spaces for cars and motorcycles and enough electrical load to support EV charging for 15% of the total parking spaces.
Singapore wants to get rid of all cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) by 2040. By then, most of the country’s vehicle fleet will be battery-powered electric cars.
In the first five months of 2022, new electric car registrations accounted for 8.4% of all new automobile registrations, increasing at a rate that was more than twice that of the previous year and more than 20 times that of 2020.
Despite this, 97% of vehicles still run on fossil fuels.Even though the sector and the use of electric vehicles (EVs) in Singapore are still young, the government has said that there is a strong push to pass laws to regulate EV charging.
Singapore targets 2040 to remove all internal combustion engine cars from streets
The government is also considering amending the legislation to reduce the threshold for such motions to succeed, making it simpler for EV charging to be installed in existing strata-titled structures like condominiums. Even though the majority of homeowners favor the decision, some condo residents have not been able to approve resolutions to build EV charging stations.
Elson Toh, managing director of EVOne Charging says condo residents are more eager to move to EVs than residents of any other form of property. In the past year, condo members have been requesting his company’s ideas more frequently, but they seldom receive the required 90% vote at resident committee meetings. With the suggested tweak, he sees the possibility for EV adoption to truly take off.
Since the middle of last year, more than 100 EV chargers have been installed in business and residential areas by QuickCharge.sg. A company spokeswoman said that the company backs the idea of registering EV chargers because it will give users peace of mind that the chargers meet safety standards.
Australia would be wise to take Singapore’s lead and support EV chargers for medium and high density dwellings since it is set to hit the steep slope of the adoption curve.
Also, in US communities where it is not possible to charge at home, Seattle City Light will install pole-mounted EV chargers upon request. These Level 2 EV chargers will be installed, owned, used and managed by Seattle City Light.
According to the firm, anyone who owns an EV will be allowed to park on the street close to the charger and charge their car because these chargers are for public use.The chargers cannot be booked and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Up to 9.6 kilowatts will be available from the Level 2 EV chargers constructed as part of this scheme.
Thanks to the firm, an average EV may have a range of over 30 miles per hour of charging. When a car is left overnight at home or while the driver is at work, Level 2 EV chargers are regularly utilized for several hours at a time.
Also, all expenses for the chargers’ acquisition and installation will be covered by Seattle City Light. Requesting or setting up a public curbside Level 2 EV charger is free for the homeowner or resident.
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