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Electric Vehicles Are The Future

Global EVs are predicted to make up two thirds of all road vehicles by 2050, per Bloomberg. Figures from the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) show the number of EV registrations have risen in first half of 2021.  This is aligned with the global transition trend.

Singapore is aiming to phase out Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and have all vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040. More government initiatives have rolled out to increase EV adoption. LTA launched the Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant (ECCG) to encourage the installation of shared Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers in non-landed private residences (NLPRs), such as condominiums and private apartments.

EV charging stations are becoming the essential infrastructure required in building facilities. How ready are your facilities to adopt this new future?

Singapore EV Roadmap

2025
Cease new diesel car & taxi regulations.
2030
Progressively make all of town EV Ready. 60,000 EV charging points across Singapore.
2040
Phase out Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles. All vehicles run on cleaner energy.

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Electrical Vehicle Chargers (EVC) Installations in Singapore

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Residential

From private homes to multi-tenant homes and residential communities

Commercial

Hotels & hospitality sports institutions, shopping centers, commercial fleets, public or private campus, parking structures, car dealerships, race tracks

Office

From small offices to large offices, industrial site, business parks and complexes

Public

Street car park, bus depots, utility, sensitive grid applications

EV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the Incentives of getting Electric Vehicles?

In encouraging the adoption of EVs, the government has launched the EV Early Adoption Incentive from the period of 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.

Owners who register fully electric cars will receive a rebate of 45% off the Additional Registration Fees (ARF), with a cap at $20,000. This scheme will apply to both individual and fleet vehicle owners, such as taxi and car rental companies.

Additional Registration Fee (ARF) for electric cars will be lowered from $5,000 to zero from January 2022 to December 2023.

Source: LTA

What are the different types of Electric Vehicles?

We can distinguish numerous parameters based on which we will systemise electrical vehicles. Based on the possibility of external charging, the fundamental criterion is to define whether the vehicle be charged externally.
  • Hybrid – a combination of a combustion and electric engine which does not allow for charging of the battery using EV charges.
  • PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) – this is a hybrid of a combustion and electric engine which can also have its battery charged from a power socket. Most PHEV vehicles can only be charged using AC current electricity. There are however vehicles (e.g. Mitsubishi Outlander), which can be charged using electricity with either an AC or DC current.
  • BEV / BOEV (Battery Electric Vehicle / Battery Only Electric Vehicle) – vehicles only with an electric drive. All BEV vehicles can be charged from a power socket with an AC or DC current.

What is the best home EV charger?

We recommend using ABB 7kW Terra AC Wallbox as a home EV charger. The Terra AC wallbox is the best value home charger on the market. Its wireless software update feature minimizes the need to open the wallbox. 

Owners can access the charger via Bluetooth with ChargerSync™ mobile phone app, which enables you to authorize and start/stop charging sessions with your vehicle. With full statistics in the app, not only can you easily view current energy consumption while charging but also track past usage of your Terra AC Wallbox, even to the extent of total power used per different users with the help of RFID cards. The ChargerSync™ app is available for download in the Apple app store or Google Play.

In addition the space saving design and seamless installation are also part of the reasons why many users like it. 

Where to buy an EV charger in Singapore?

There are multiple ways to buy an EV charger in Singapore. You could purchase the charger from a reliable online platform like ElectGo or engage a reputable local supplier with ex-stock availability like Lim Kim Hai Electric. They also offer value added services such as EV charger installation and maintenance services. 

Owners need to note that EV installation has to be installed by certified electrician and endorsed by Licensed Electrical Worker (LEW) to ensure the charging infrastructure is aligned with Singapore rules and regulations.

How many EV charging points are sufficient on my facilities?

According to the international benchmarks, one EV charger could be sufficient to charge up to 10 electrical vehicles (EVs), depending on the maximum power rating of the charger. You may estimate the total number of EVs in your building or facilities within your employees, tenants and visitors group. We would recommend you to start with 2-3 units to monitor the usage before proceeding with a larger scale.

What are the considerations when setting up commercial EV charging stations and residential EV charging stations?

Commercial buildings usually need to serve logistic fleets or commercial users who require shorter charging durations. Thus, DC charging stations, which could accommodate fast charging within 1-2 hours are recommended to serve fast turnaround usage. However, in some commercial buildings that serve office workers or tenants who can park their vehicles for longer periods, AC charging stations would be the more budgetary option to go for.  

AC charging stations are the recommended option for residential EV charging. Both 7.4kw and 22kw home chargers are sufficient enough to charge your car and meet your daily usage needs. 

What is the potential cost of installing an EV charger in Singapore?

The potential cost involved includes the cost of purchasing EV charger(s), installation cost, LEW fees, EV charger maintenance, and/or EV chargers payment and management software subscription if you are providing the EV chargers with payment collection feature.

Lim Kim Hai Electric is providing a complimentary on-site consultation. They are also offering the EV installation, maintenance and payment solutions as a one stop solution. We recommend engaging the EV specialist, Mr. Danny Teo who has more than 5 years of experience in the Singapore EV industry to advise the best solution that would fit your application needs.

What is the difference between AC charging and DC charging in electric mobility?

An AC charger supplies AC (Alternating Current) to an onboard charging device that converts it to Direct Current (DC) which can then be used to charge the EV battery. 

A DC fast charging station supplies power directly to the battery management system inside the vehicle with no onboard charging infrastructure needed inside the vehicle. Faster charging is accomplished with DC charging. 

ABB offers a wide range of AC and DC chargers for use in Singapore. In 2012, ABB was also the first to roll out nationwide DC charging networks.

What types of connectors and sockets in chargers and electric vehicles are there?

In the case of AC chargers: Type 2.

In the case of DC chargers:  CCS – Combo T2.or CHAdeMO as alternative.

Why do I need a charger at home since my vehicle has an onboard charger?

An on-board charger as a mobile solution allows you to top-up your charge while you are on the road. Charging stations at home guarantee that your vehicle will always be fully charged when you are leaving home.

Dedicated home chargers also have the advantage over public charging points in that they are always and only at your disposal. There is no risk that arriving at a charging station, you will find that the terminal available is broken or is currently being serviced.

A private home charger is also entirely adjusted to your vehicle. There is no risk of non-conformity of standards between sockets in the terminal and your vehicle.

What kind of electrical connection is required to supply a charging station?

The power of the connection depends on the power of the charger. In the case of an AC charging station, it is between 7kW and 22kW.

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