PHOTO CAPTION: Mitsubishi i-MiEV used by Singapore-based Smove, which also does e-bike share systems.

Singapore's Second Phase of Electric Car Tests May Focus on Car-Sharing

Electric cars seem tailor-made for urban car-sharing programs from several perspectives including size, noise, pollution and operating expense.

Published: 18-Jan-2014

SINGAPORE: The study of whether electric vehicles are feasible for Singapore roads is set to move into its second phase.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said this could involve car-sharing and commercial fleets.

The LTA said that data collected from the initial two-and-a-half-year test-bed period, which ended in December last year, could be used to plan further trials.


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