ComfortDelGro to launch fast-charging service for electric vehicles

Once approved, Greenlots users who own BMW electrified vehicles, fully electric Hyundai Ioniqs and Renault ZOEs will have round-the-clock access to the charging station. (PHOTOS: ComfortDelGro)

Electric vehicle (EV) owners can soon head to ComfortDelGro’s premises in Braddell to charge them in as little as 30 minutes via a new direct current (DC) charging service.

It will be the first of its kind available here “once test documents are cleared with the authorities”, said the transport company in a news release on Tuesday (13 November).

Embracing low-carbon emissions tech

The Terra 54 CG charging station will be operated by the company’s wholly owned subsidiary ComfortDelGro Engineering with global EV charging software and solutions provider Greenlots.

The charging station offers two types of chargers, a 43 kilowatt (kW) Type 2 alternating current (AC) standard and the 50kW Combo-2 DC standard. It also allows two vehicles to be charged at the same time.

Typical charging time via AC takes up between three and four hours, while it takes as little as 30 minutes via DC. Charging is priced at 40 cents per kWh for both AC and DC charging.

“We have always supported the adoption of low-carbon emissions technologies, and hope that the introduction of this service will contribute towards the development of a reliable and accessible EV charging network in Singapore,” said ComfortDelGro Engineering CEO Ang Soo Hock.

App to check availability, charges

Once approved, Greenlots users who own BMW electrified vehicles, fully electric Hyundai Ioniqs and Renault ZOEs will have round-the-clock access to the charging station.

However, the drivers must apply for a special pass for access to ComfortDelGro’s premises. They can check the availability of the charging station and pay for the charges via the Greenlots app.

Taxi drivers using ComfortDelGro‘s fully electric Hyundai Ioniq taxis, which were rolled out in July, do not require this pass, said the transport company.

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