Enhanced MyTransport.SG app lets electric-vehicle drivers locate charging points, check prices
SINGAPORE — From Tuesday (March 29), electric-vehicle drivers will be able to use one mobile application to locate charging points islandwide, as well as the prices and power ratings at these points, Transport Minister S Iswaran said.
SINGAPORE — From Tuesday (March 29), electric-vehicle drivers will be able to use the MyTransport.SG mobile application to locate charging points islandwide, as well as the prices and power ratings at these points, Transport Minister S Iswaran said.
He also announced at a media event on Tuesday that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will launch its first large-scale tender for the deployment of charging points in Housing and Development Board (HDB) car parks next month.
The MyTransport.SG app is enhanced with a new feature for electric-vehicle drivers to get information on more than 800 public charging points at more than 200 locations across the island, covering charging points offered by major operators such as Bluecharge and SP mobility.
The app will allow users to filter and search for certain charging points and redirect them to the respective charging operators’ apps for payment, or to Google Maps for navigation.
Mr Iswaran said: “We will continue to improve this module with new features such as real-time charging point availability, and welcome other industry partners to join us in this effort to grow the accessibility of our charging network.”
As for the new tender to deploy charging points at more HDB car parks, it is expected to be awarded in the fourth quarter of this year. LTA said in a press release. It does not have a closing date for the tender at the moment.
The deployment of new charging points under the tender is slated to start by the first quarter of next year, LTA added.
The tender will cover almost 2,000 HDB car parks and the company that is awarded the tender will need to deploy three to six charging points in their designated car parks by end-2025, but may deploy up to 12 charging points during the agreed contract period, LTA said.
The tender will comprise up to 10 packages, each sized to cover about the same number of car parks with a validity of 10 years.
Interested parties who submit the tenders will be assessed on several criteria, such as how they plan to offer affordable, reliable and sustainable charging services.
LTA said: “This tender will enable us to deploy an additional 12,000 charging points by 2025, in tandem with the pick-up in demand, helping us achieve our target for every HDB town to be electric-vehicle-ready by 2025.”
To strengthen public education on electric vehicles, LTA will also launch a new public education campaign called “Power EVery Move” to raise awareness of these vehicles, as well as their benefits to vehicle owners and the environment.
The aim is also to help lower "range anxiety", which is the fear of driving an electric vehicle and not being able to find a charging point if the vehicle runs out of power on the road.
Mr Iswaran said: “The moves we are making today... will help address range anxiety, last-mile challenges, and help to foster a gracious culture in the adoption and use of electric vehicles."