Greenlots, an EV charging solutions provider with offices in San Francisco and Singapore, has partnered with BMW to develop a home and public charging network in Singapore. The i3 was launched in the island nation at the end of July.
Part of BMW’s 360º ELECTRIC program, the new network will be based on the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), an open standard for charger-to-network communications.
For public charging, Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging platform will administer BMW’s ChargeNow program, allowing customers to access a network of AC charging units by using the BMW ChargeNow card and Greenlots’ mobile app. The companies plan to deploy up to 30 Level 2 chargers in 20 public locations by the end of 2014.
For home charging, Greenlots will manage and install the BMW i Wallbox Pure. An advisor will support i3 buyers throughout the installation process, including site inspection and ongoing technical support.
“We’re pleased to partner with BMW Group Asia and to provide BMW i owners with an EV charging network,” said Lin Khoo, Senior VP of Greenlots. “Being at the helm since 2009 will allow us to continue to support Singapore’s transition to electric mobility.”