Greenlots, CapitaLand, and BMW Group Asia Expand EV Public Charging Network in Singapore (PR Newswire)
SINGAPORE, Aug. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, partners with CapitaLand, one of Asia’s largest real estate developers, and BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore’s growing population of electric vehicle (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) owners with additional charging stations in the Central Business District (CBD) and beyond.
This partnership marks a new era for Singapore, as it signals the commitment to expand open-standards based electric vehicle charging for public use in the city-state. It is also the largest collaboration between a leading real estate developer and a premium automobile manufacturer to install public EV charging infrastructure.
On the heels of the all-electric BMW i3 and BMW i8 plug-in hybrid sports car launched in Singapore, CapitaLand, BMW Group Asia and Greenlots teamed up for the first phase of deployment to install public charging stations at five strategic locations in the CBD which are already operational today. The venues are Capital Tower, CapitaGreen, One George Street, Raffles City Singapore and Six Battery Road.
The second phase is currently being implemented at four of CapitaLand’s shopping malls: Bedok Mall, The Atrium@Orchard, The Star Vista and Westgate. The completion of phases one and two will bring the total number of public charging stations in Singapore up to 45, which will be located across 31 public locations.
“This installment marks a significant milestone for electric mobility in Singapore, as we lay a sustainable foundation for the sector to thrive. We are dedicated to accelerating EV adoption in the city-state and a robust charging network needs support from car companies and the real estate sector. We are pleased to be partnering with industry leaders as we bolster open-standards based public EV charging for Singapore,” said Mr. Lin Khoo, Senior Vice-President of Greenlots.
Leading the real estate industry in supporting sustainable mobility, CapitaLand will offer an extensive EV public charging network in the country with 12 charging stations across nine strategic locations. Out of the 31 public EV charging locations, CapitaLand properties make up nearly one-third of the entire island-wide network. This makes CapitaLand the developer with the largest network of public EV charging stations in Singapore. It is also the first and only developer in South-east Asia to introduce a network of charging stations for EVs and PHEVs that spans properties across the integrated development, shopping mall, serviced residence, office and residential sectors. The EV charging stations available at CapitaLand properties will be accessible to all owners of EVs by any manufacturer. EV owners simply have to register via the Greenlots mobile app in order to start using the public charging network.
Mr. Tan Seng Chai, Group Chief Corporate Officer and Chairman at CapitaLand Limited said, “As a responsible developer, CapitaLand is committed to operating our buildings in a sustainable manner. We understand that the availability of charging stations is key to greater adoption of EVs, which helps reduce carbon emissions. As property owners, we therefore recognize the instrumental role we can play in helping to make charging infrastructure more accessible. CapitaLand is set to offer over 100 EV charging stations at more than 40 properties throughout Asia and Europe, across integrated, shopping mall, serviced residence, office and residential developments. This will form an integrated CapitaLand network of charging stations, where our customers who are EV owners can plug-in and charge their cars easily and seamlessly when they live, work and play at our properties.”
ChargeNow, BMW i’s public charging programme, enables BMW i drivers with access to a network of public charging stations located in various office buildings, shopping malls, hotels, industrial parks and buildings in Singapore. Greenlots administers ChargeNow in Singapore and enables local BMW i customers to access its vast and expansive network of AC charging units by using the BMW i ChargeNow card and Greenlots mobile app. Real-time information about the availability and location of these stations is provided to BMW i drivers via the car’s BMW Navigation system Professional to assist them in locating the nearest available charging point.
Greenlots is a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks and grid management. Designed to answer the needs of site hosts offering workplace and public charging applications, Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging™ platform is a robust network management solution that utilizes Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the largest open standard for charger-to-network communications. SKY is the only charging network to be OpenADR 2.0b certified and enables utilities and site hosts to work together on demand response programs, leveraging EVs as a grid resource and avoiding costly energy infrastructure upgrades. Greenlots is headquartered in San Francisco and has deployed solutions in 13 countries around the globe. Visit www.greenlots.com for more information or follow us on Twitter @greenlots.
About CapitaLand Limited
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies headquartered and listed in Singapore. The company leverages its significant asset base, design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies, extensive market network and operational capabilities to develop high-quality real estate products and services. Its diversified global real estate portfolio includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. Its two core markets are Singapore and China, while Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam have been identified as new growth markets. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia. CapitaLand’s listed real estate investment trusts are Ascott Residence Trust, CapitaLand Commercial Trust, CapitaLand Mall Trust, CapitaLand Retail China Trust and CapitaMalls Malaysia Trust.
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