Electric Car-Sharing Service Starts In Singapore


Singapore’s roads — and at least 1,000 of those will be under BlueSG, the country’s first car-sharing service. Work is about to begin on building the first 30 of 500 BlueSG charging stations on the island. BlueSG comes from French transportation conglomerate Bollore, and it said on Wednesday during a launch event, that it intends to eventually have 1,000 of its cars, and 2,000 charging points (spread out over 500 stations) in Singapore by 2020.
It’s also reserving 400 of those 2,000 points for non-BlueSG users, presumably privately owned electric or plug-in hybrid drivers that can pay a fee to get a charge. The cars for BlueSG appear to be Bollore’s own Bluecar model, which it supplies for its car-sharing services such as Autolib in Paris, and BlueIndy in Indiana, U.S. The rental car service fits into Singapore’s hopes to eventually lower car ownership, and its citizens’ reliance on driving, along with that. In the past year or so, the country has allowed a myriad bicycle-sharing companies to set up shop, and the transport authority is working to connect foot and cycling paths together, so more can get to a subway station by e-scooter.

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