BlueSG Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of the Bollore Group, launched on Tuesday Singapore’s first large-scale electric car-sharing service, the latest transport innovation aimed at encouraging people away from owning vehicles and keeping gridlock at bay in the space-starved city-state.
There are two subscription plans for the BlueSG program – a premium yearly membership plan priced at SG$15 (US$11) per month; and a weekly membership plan which does not require any recurring fee.
“In preparation for the public launch, we are in the midst of finalizing the BlueSG mobile app, which can be downloaded on the App Store and Google Play from 5 December. Users can book their Bluecar via the mobile app and rentals will be charged based on duration instead of distance. We are excited about the impending official launch in Singapore, as it is the world’s second biggest electric vehicle car-sharing program after Paris. We are eagerly looking forward to the residents of Singapore embracing and enjoying the benefits and convenience of the BlueSG service,” said Franck Vitte, Managing Director, BlueSG.
As part of the BlueSG program, a total of 30 BlueSG stations offering 120 charging points, will be rolled out island wide by end of this year. Of the 30 BlueSG stations, 18 are located in public housing estates including Tampines, Bishan and Punggol, while 10 stations are situated in the city-center and its fringes, and 2 others within the industrial and commercial estates at one-north and the Science Park.
BlueSG’s vision is to accomplish a 1,000-strong electric vehicle fleet and 2,000 charging points by 2020.
Interested parties can sign up and register on www.bluesg.com.sg.