Electric Cars (EV)
As Singapore aims to develop a greener and more sustainable land transport sector, reducing peak land transport emissions by 80%, by or around mid-century, electric cars are getting more popular and widely available now, especially for cost-conscious commuters, environmentally-minded young drivers, and hip soccer moms.
Most electric cars employ regenerative energy to charge the battery as the car decelerates. It means the electric generator kicks in and begins to charge the batteries as it simultaneously works to slow the car. This helps to reduce the carbon footprint.
The encouraging news is similar research shows the running costs like car maintenance on an electric car are half lower than a petrol car without including the benefits from the Government’s electric vehicle incentive program.
The good news is, the government is gradually increasing the number of charging stations to hit 60,000 across the island by 2030. The majority runs on AC, but at certain stations, there are 50kW DC (direct charging) fast-chargers that could charge a car from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes.
If you are looking to be part of the future for the cleaner environment, why not consider an electric car?