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Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to Parliamentary Question on Update on Plan to Provide 28,000 Electric Vehicle Charging Points by 2030

14 Oct 2020 In Parliament

Mr Murali Pillai asked the Minister for Transport whether he can provide an update on the Government's infrastructural plan to provide 28,000 electric vehicle charging points by 2030 and, in particular, how these points will be distributed across the carparks at HDB estates.
 
Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung:
 
1.     As part of our effort to phase out internal combustion engine vehicles by 2040, we plan to increase the number of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points from 1,700 now to 28,000 by 2030.
 
2.     The 28,000 charging points are all in government-related locations. About two-thirds will be located in HDB estates spread throughout Singapore. LTA is conducting a study with HDB, and found that out of 1,200 HDB carparks checked so far, 400 can readily support overnight EV charging, while the other 800 will need some upgrading of the switch room or substation. The other charging points will be installed in government-owned carparks, such as at offices or by the roadside.
 
3.     28,000 therefore does not include privately installed charging points by residents in private estates, commercial developments like shopping centres, or new commercial initiatives, such as smart charging solutions that Sunseap announced recently. If we assume EVs are one-third of all private cars by 2030, that works out to about eight cars per charging point, which is not ideal.
 
4.     LTA is therefore reviewing the current plan with other agencies, including incorporating the significant effort of commercial entities to build up the EV charging infrastructure, with a view to bring down the EV per charging point ratio. That way, we can better support the growth of EVs in Singapore. We will announce details when ready