Ascendas-Singbridge Group partners SP Group to provide EV charging points in its buildings
Ascendas-Singbridge Group partners SP Group to provide high-speed EV charging points in its buildings
21 January 2019, Singapore – Asia’s leading sustainable urban development and business space solutions provider, Ascendas-Singbridge Group, has announced a partnership with SP Group (SP) to provide high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging points in its buildings.
As SP’s first major location partner for its EV charging network, Ascendas-Singbridge Group has installed 24 high-speed charging points for EVs in six of its buildings. These charging points are part of SP’s first wave of 38 charging points, including high-powered 50kW direct current (DC) chargers that can fully charge a car in 30 minutes.
SP unveiled plans in 2018 to build Singapore’s largest and fastest public EV charging network, with 1,000 charging points island-wide by 2020. More high-speed charging points will be installed at buildings managed by Ascendas-Singbridge Group later this year.
The present six locations at Ascendas-Singbridge Group properties are 80 Bendemeer Road (Hyflux Innovation Centre), Corporation Place, Techlink, Techplace I, The Capricorn and The Kendall. The charging points started operations in phases since December 2018.
This partnership reflects Ascendas-Singbridge Group’s intent to cater to the advanced mobility needs of its high-tech and business tenants and is aligned with the Group’s corporate sustainability goals.
Mr Manohar Khiatani, Deputy Group CEO of Ascendas-Singbridge Group said: “As a leading player in sustainable urban development, we are constantly looking at new and innovative ways to provide enhanced experiences for our tenants and visitors. Through the partnership with SP Group, we are enabling our buildings to be future-ready, as we reach out to serve a growing pool of electric car drivers. At the same time, we hope to play our part in creating a more sustainable environment by being a part of Singapore’s largest public charging Electric Vehicle network of the future.”
Mr Wong Kim Yin, Group Chief Executive Officer of SP Group said: “We value our partnership with Ascendas-Singbridge Group as we build Singapore’s fastest and most pervasive EV charging network. This provides more convenient locations for our charging services, and will accelerate the adoption of green mobility in Singapore.”
In addition to meeting technical criteria in terms of power supply, the selected sites are in strategic locations with easy access to a variety of amenities and food options. EV drivers can tap on SP Group’s charging service through the SP Utilities mobile application, where they can search for the nearest charging points, receive updates on their charging sessions and make payment.