Our EV Vision
Singapore aims to phase out Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles and have all vehicles run on cleaner energy by 2040.
In Singapore, where most of our power is generated from natural gas, we can be more sustainable by switching from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs). An EV emits half the amount of CO2 as compared to a similar vehicle powered by ICE. If all our light vehicles run on electricity, we would reduce carbon emissions by 1.5 to 2 million tonnes, or about 4% of total national emissions.
Under the Singapore Green Plan 2030 (SGP30), we have a comprehensive EV Roadmap to ramp up our efforts for EV adoption. With the advancement of EV technology, we expect that the cost of buying an EV and ICE vehicle to be similar by the mid-2020s. As the prices of EVs become more attractive, the accessibility of charging infrastructure is vital for encouraging EV adoption. In the EV Roadmap, we have set a target of 60,000 EV charging points by 2030. We will work with the private sectors to achieve 40,000 charging points in public carparks and 20,000 charging points in private premises.
To reduce the carbon footprint of public transport, LTA has committed to having a 100% cleaner energy bus fleet by 2040. Hence, moving forward, we will only purchase cleaner energy buses. In line with this vision, we bought 60 electric buses, which have been progressively deployed since 2020 and will be fully deployed by end 2021. With these 60 electric buses, the CO2 tailpipe emissions from buses will decrease by approximately 7,840 tons annually. This is equal to the annual CO2 emissions of 1,700 passenger cars.
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