Singapore is set to begin rolling out its first electric car-sharing service in December. BlueSG, a subsidiary of Bollore Group, will be placing some 80 cars and 30 charging stations in selected areas in the city state.
The idea behind BlueSG’s service is that people will use apps to unlock one of the vehicles at the charging station. They are then free to drive the car as long as they want to keep paying, and then return it to any nearby charging station. Similar to what bicycle sharing companies are doing here in Malaysia.
Ultimately, the goal is to deploy 500 charging stations with 2,000 charging points around Singapore. Although, only 400 of these charging stations are set to be open to the public.
Singapore had originally announced that its Land Transport Authority signed an agreement with BlueSG back in June 2016. Since then, the company has missed its original plan to launch 125 cars in mid-2017. This was apparently due to working with authorities was “a bit more complicated than expected”.
[Source: Channel News Asia]