City Square Mall Is First Shopping Mall To Install Communal Electric Vehicle Charger Under Singapore Electric Vehicle Test-Bed [Press Releases]

September 20, 2012 by  
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Singapore, 19 September 2012 – City Square Mall, Singapore’s first Eco-mall – owned and managed by City Developments Limited (CDL), is proud to announce that an electric vehicle (EV) charger has been installed at the Basement 3 car park in end July 2012. This is the first communal EV charger located in a shopping mall under the Singapore EV Test-bed by the EV Taskforce (EVTF). EV participants under the EV Test-bedding Programme will now be able to take advantage of this facility at the mall and can have their car charged while running errands at the mall. With the current battery technology, a full charge would allow the EV to travel for a range between 90km to 160 km.

Under the EV Test-bedding Programme, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) co-lead a multi-agency EVTF to test-bed EVs and assess the benefits and feasibility of adopting EVs in Singapore. The EV test-bed aims to test and gauge different EV prototypes and charging technologies given Singapore’s urbanised environment and road conditions.

“We are glad that City Square Mall has been selected by the EVTF as a location to install a public charging station. As Singapore’s first eco-mall, we are committed to shaping a greener future and in promoting green living. Having the EV charger at the mall provides convenience to EV participants who want to shop while charging their car and it is a facility that we feel is important to provide in the changing landscape of environmentally friendly products.” said Mr Lionel Chua, Centre Director for City Square Mall.

City Square Mall, in line with CDL’s firm corporate commitment to sustainability, has been promoting eco lifestyles to its tenants and shoppers since it opened its doors in late 2009. This newly installed EV charger is part of the slew of green initiatives and eco-friendly facilities the mall has implemented over the past few years.

Source and Image: City Square Mall

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