SP has committed to building 500 publicly accessible charging points within Singapore.

Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab has teamed up with energy utility supplier Singapore Power (SP) to bring in 200 fast-charging electric vehicles into Singapore.

These electric vehicles will be powered by SP’s pervasive fast-charging network. The company plans to roll out 500 charging points, comprising of both DC and AC chargers, by 2020.

These stations will be located within close-proximity to coffee-shops and food outlets.

Grab declined to disclose the make or the model of the EVs, only revealing that it will reveal specific details on these by the end of the year.

Grab, however, said that a full charge, which takes around 40 minutes at SP’s DC charging point, will allow the EVs to run for approximately 400km.

The electric fleet will be progressively rolled out in the country from early 2019. Driver-partners on this new model will enjoy preferential EV charging rates from SP. According to a press release, drivers can expect to earn up to 25 per cent more in daily income compared to those on a regular petrol vehicle and up to 20 per cent more daily income compared to a hybrid vehicle.

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