BMW Group Asia has partnered with Greenlot and CapitaLand to provide Singapore’s growing population of electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid owners with additional charging stations in the Central Business District (CBD) and beyond.
This partnership marks a new era for Singapore, as it signals the commitment to expand open-standards based electric vehicle charging for public use in the city-state. It is also the largest collaboration between a leading real estate developer and a premium automobile manufacturer to install public EV charging infrastructure.
On the heels of the all-electric BMW i3 and BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car launched in Singapore, CapitaLand, BMW Group Asia and Greenlots teamed up for the first phase of deployment to install public charging stations at five strategic locations in the CBD which are already operational today. The venues are Capital Tower, CapitaGreen, One George Street, Raffles City Singapore and Six Battery Road.
The second phase is currently being implemented at four of CapitaLand’s shopping malls: Bedok Mall, The Atrium@Orchard, The Star Vista and Westgate. The completion of phases one and two will bring the total number of public charging stations in Singapore up to 45, which will be located across 31 public locations.
Leading the real estate industry in supporting sustainable mobility, CapitaLand will offer an extensive EV public charging network in the country with 12 charging stations across nine strategic locations. Out of the 31 public EV charging locations, CapitaLand properties make up nearly one-third of the entire island-wide network. This makes CapitaLand the developer with the largest network of public EV charging stations in Singapore. It is also the first and only developer in South-east Asia to introduce a network of charging stations for EVs and PHEVs that spans properties across the integrated development, shopping mall, serviced residence, office and residential sectors. The EV charging stations available at CapitaLand properties will be accessible to all owners of EVs by any manufacturer. EV owners simply have to register via the Greenlots mobile app in order to start using the public charging network.