Since BMW’s i3 went on sale in the island nation of Singapore in July 2014, the Bavarian automaker has been investing in charging infrastructure. In partnership with charging network operator Greenlots and CapitaLand, a major Asian real estate developer, BMW installed public charging stations at five strategic locations in Singapore’s Central Business District.
Now the companies are installing chargers at four of CapitaLand’s shopping malls. When this second phase is completed, Singapore will have 45 public charging stations at 31 locations.
“This installment marks a significant milestone for electric mobility in Singapore, as we lay a sustainable foundation for the sector to thrive,” said Greenlots Senior VP Lin Khoo. “We are dedicated to accelerating EV adoption in the city-state and a robust charging network needs support from car companies and the real estate sector. We are pleased to be partnering with industry leaders as we bolster open-standards-based public EV charging for Singapore.”
The charging stations will be accessible to all EV drivers, who simply need to register via the Greenlots mobile app.
“CapitaLand is set to offer over 100 EV charging stations at more than 40 properties throughout Asia and Europe, across shopping mall, office and residential developments,” said CapitaLand Chairman Tan Seng Chai. “This will form an integrated CapitaLand network of charging stations, where our customers who are EV owners can charge their cars easily and seamlessly when they live, work and play at our properties.”