THE electric vehicle uptake in Singapore is picking up speed, said Transport Minister S Iswaran on Tuesday as he shared the trajectory of the Republic's EV push in Parliament.
He said that EVs accounted for 1.3 per cent of total new car, taxi and bus registrations from January to June this year, up from the 0.3 per cent registered for the whole of 2020.
He noted that 60 EV buses will have been deployed by the end of this year, boosting EV adoption in Singapore.
The minister said: "In the years ahead, we will continue to adapt our infrastructure and operational processes to support a much larger bus fleet that runs on cleaner energy."
The growth is also driven by the government's target to deploy 60,000 EV charging points by 2030. Mr Iswaran said that besides the 2,000 charging points currently available, 600 other points will be built in 200 public car parks by next year.
"In addition, we are encouraging private premises owners to install charging points at their premises, such as condominiums or retail malls," Mr Iswaran said.
Coupled with early adoption incentives, enhanced vehicular emission schemes, lower battery costs and greater variety of EV models, he expects the adoption rate of EVs to continue rising in the near future.