Electric Vehicles


Driving an electric car more than halves our carbon footprint, compared to driving a similar car powered by an internal combustion engine. Electric vehicles (EVs) are also less pollutive and quieter, creating a more pleasant living environment.  


To support the transition and adoption of electric vehicles, we have introduced policy measures to reduce the cost of buying and owning an electric vehicle, as compared to a hybrid or internal combustion engine vehicle. These include:


  • EV Early Adoption Incentive (EEAI) 
  • Additional Registration Fee (ARF) floor reduction; and
  • Revision of road tax framework for electric cars.


Learn more about the revised road tax framework.


It is important to have good and clear regulations to develop a robust EV ecosystem in Singapore. Our national EV charging standard, Technical Reference 25 (TR25), is periodically reviewed by representatives from industry, academia and government agencies to ensure that it remains aligned to industry best practices.


The Electric Vehicles Charging Act, commenced in December 2023, forms the regulatory foundation that ensures Singapore’s EV charging network is safe, reliable and accessible.  


  • All chargers supplied must adhere to LTA’s safety standards, and be certified and registered with LTA. Registered Responsible Persons of EV chargers will be responsible for their proper use and maintenance;
  • New licensing regime to be introduced for EV charging operators. Licensees are required to comply with requirements such as maintaining service uptimes, purchasing of public liability insurance, and data sharing;
  • All new buildings, and buildings that will undergo significant building and electrical works, must install a minimum number of EV chargers and cater spare electrical capacity for charging; and 
  • Voting threshold for resolutions for condominiums to install EV chargers for residents’ use has been lowered to 50% in the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act, provided that the lease contract with the EV charging operator is no more than 10 years, and the proposal does not draw down on Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) funds.  


We aim to deploy 60,000 EV charging points across Singapore by 2030, comprising 40,000 in public carparks and 20,000 in private premises. Every HDB town will be EV-ready by 2025, with close to 2,000 HDB carparks to be fitted with EV charging points.  



As of end-2023, over 700 (or around one-third) of HDB carparks now have charging points deployed. For non-landed private residences such as condominiums and private apartments, installing shared charging infrastructure can sometimes be a challenge. The EV Common Charger Grant launched in July 2021 serves to catalyse the deployment of EV chargers in these premises by co-funding installation costs. The Grant will be available until 31 December 2025, or until 2,000 chargers have been supported by co-funding, whichever is earlier.  


With the expansion of our charger network, we will also work with motorists and industry to foster a culture of responsible and gracious sharing of charging infrastructure.  


    Learn more about Singapore’s EV vision and roadmap.




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