Singapore Home to Only 3 Registered Plug-In Vehicles
The official data is in: only 3 plug-in vehicles are registered in all of Singapore.
Those vehicles, a Tesla Roadster, a retrofitted BMW (possibly a BMW ActiveE) and a three-wheeled Corbin Sparrow are the only non field trials EVs registered in Singapore out of a total vehicle population of 618,000.
This data comes to us via Asia One who states the following:
“Battery-powered vehicles arrived in Singapore two years ago, but motor traders cite high costs and the unavailability of charging infrastructure as the main reasons for the near-zero take-up by consumers. To date, four manufacturers have brought in electric models for a test-bedding exercise led by the Energy Market Authority (EMA).”
Those four manufacturers include Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi and Smart. Apparently, 71 “test-bed” EVs are on the roads of Singapore today, but those vehicles don’t get included in official registration data.
In a future report, we’ll cover why Singapore is a perfect place for EVs and we’ll discuss what’s being done there right now to increase EV uptake.
3 today…but soon there will be thousands.
Source: Asia One