All Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) installed in Singapore needs to comply to the Technical Reference 25 (TR25) in which it is mandated to comply to the necessary International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards to ensure safety.
EV uses lithium-ion batteries which is of a lower risk of fire explosion in comparison to using comparing to gasoline of an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles.
EV are equipped with Battery Management System (BMS) which monitors, protects, and ensures that the battery operates within safety limit of each EV preventing risks of battery fires.
EV batteries are typically enveloped with a blanket of protective coolant liquid to prevent short-circuit or external damage and are arranged in an array restraining malfunctioning damage.
EV battery typically lasts 10 to 20 years.
Avoid overcharging as heat generated during charging can harm the battery.
All public chargers need to be inspected on a regular basis to ensure safety for public use.
LTA has set a target of making every HDB town to be EV-Ready by 2025 and deploying 60,000 EV charging points island wide by 2030.
Download the MyTransport.SG to locate the nearest public charging point.
Cost of Electric Vehicle Ownership
Initial costs are higher than the average Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) models,
However, cheaper over its lifetime due to lower annual running costs in terms of maintenance and petrol.
Less wear and tear of components: no oil to change, no gaskets, valves, and spark plugs or any typical consumables to replace.
Revision of road tax framework for electric cars from 1 January 2022:
Road taxes for fully electric and petrol electric cars will be reduced by up to 34 per cent for those whose cars are in the 90-230kW power rating bracket.