Leading the charge in electromobility from Singapore
As an electric vehicle test-bed, Singapore, with the support of Bosch, continues to inspire e-mobility initiatives the world over.
Singapore may be relatively small in size but it has a huge global presence. Lying just off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, this highly urbanized, multicultural city-state is home to over 5 million people. Known as one of the world’s top logistics hubs and famed for showing initiative, it gained global recognition in 2011 when the government initiated a project to assess the feasibility of widespread use of electric vehicles.
Bosch Software Innovations was appointed the infrastructure service provider for the five-year project. This role involves overseeing the design and development of the charging infrastructure, i.e. the installation, operation, and maintenance of charge spots, system software, and analysis of the data relating to how the stations are used. 100 charge spots have been set up as well as a web-based system for letting drivers know what charge spots are vacant via an app. This practical experience of everyday operation lays a solid foundation for the possibility of expanding e-mobility in Singapore and the rest of the world.
Did you know?
1. There are currently around 100 electric vehicles involved in the pilot project in Singapore
2. Bosch is involved in more than 15 e-mobility infrastructure projects. Locations include Milan and Berlin.