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Singapore to Propose New Laws on EV Charging Stations

The laws would help supplement EV adoption in the country and ensure there are enough charging stations available

by Aishwarya Saxena
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Singapore government has been planning to introduce new laws that would require new buildings to install electric vehicle charging stations in at least 1 percent of parking spaces.

Singapore Laws ChargingThe laws would help supplement EV adoption in the country and ensure there are enough charging stations available as the market share of electric cars increases.

The restrictions will apply to have EV chargers plugged into the electricity grid, mobile chargers, and battery charge and swap stations.

According to proposed laws to regulate EV charging in Singapore, all new buildings with car parks will be required to incorporate electric vehicle (EV) charging outlets in at least 1 percent of their total car and motorbike parking lots in the future.

Authorities in Singapore are aware of the growth of EVs and want to establish adequate infrastructure before the number of vehicles surpasses its charging network. “We see a strong impetus to introduce legislation to regulate EV charging across the key stakeholders in the EV charging industry, while the industry and EV adoption in Singapore is still nascent,” they said.

The proposed law for Electric Vehicle Charging Bill would give the Land Transport Authority (LTA) the authority to regulate EV chargers that will be used in Singapore. This will also establish a framework for EV charging operators and mandate the installation of EV chargers in buildings.

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the LTA want to develop laws to govern EV charging among the industry’s main stakeholders.

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Some of their considerations include maintaining public safety when using electric vehicle chargers.

The proposed legislation aims to make electric vehicle charging services as safe as possible. Secondly, creating clear rules and regulations for the embryonic electric vehicle charging market.

Lastly, setting the groundwork for an accessible and dependable network of electric vehicle chargers, as well as reducing the need for future upgrades.

Singapore is among the many countries developing more infrastructure for EVs.

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