ChargEco is the first Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Point Operator to complete the inaugural batch of Housing & Development Board (HDB) carpark EV charging points under the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) large-scale tender awarded in November 2022. Minister for Transport S Iswaran was the Guest of Honour at today’s launch of ChargEco’s three new EV charging points at Block 80 Telok Blangah Street 31 multi-storey carpark.
Mr Richard Chin, General Manager of ChargEco, said: “The EV chargers at this Telok Blangah multi-storey carpark have been operational for two weeks. To better serve our customers, we have designed a user-friendly app and also operate a 24/7 call centre. We have already garnered positive feedback from users. As the newest EV Charging Point Operator in Singapore, we are ready to support the country’s goal to convert the entire vehicle population to electric. ChargEco is making good progress in the deployment of EV chargers under this large-scale tender. We have started work at another 15 HDB carparks. Working closely with LTA, EVe, HDB, PUB and our vendors, we are on track to deploy our EV chargers across 108 locations by end 2023.”
ChargEco is a collaboration between Strides and YTL PowerSeraya for the decarbonisation of land transport in Singapore. The joint venture aims to install, operate and maintain electric vehicle (EV) chargers, as well as provide other EV charging services. Strides is a leading mobility solutions and services provider with almost 40 years’ industry experience, and YTL PowerSeraya is an integrated energy provider with more than 50 years’ experience in power generation and retail.
The two equity partners of ChargEco, Strides and YTL PowerSeraya, together with Airetec and Yes Energy formed a consortium that won the tender from LTA to build charging points at HDB carparks in the Central and East regions of Singapore. In order to bring convenient EV charging to heartland residents as soon as possible, the ChargEco team started work immediately after the tender was awarded.
Under the tender, ChargEco will be providing EV charging services at a total of 364 HDB carparks, and the EV chargers are expected to be completed by mid-2025.
Jason, a Telok Blangah resident who has started using ChargEco’s chargers regularly, said: “I am glad that EV chargers are being installed in HDB carparks, making home charging possible even for EV owners living in public housing. After trying ChargEco’s chargers, I find them easy to use and highly reliable. The ChargEco app is also well-designed and user-friendly. The support team is also responsive and continuously working on improving its app, making the overall charging experience pleasant and fuss-free.”
In addition to operating charging points at public spaces, ChargEco aims to deliver affordable, reliable and sustainable charging services at private premises, such as condominiums, shopping malls, commercial buildings and industrial parks – with the goal of accelerating EV adoption in Singapore.