VinFast plans thousands of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations across Vietnam by 2020
Posted on : 18 Jan, 2019
VinFast, an automotive manufacturer, plans to build electric vehicle charging stations across Vietnam. The company is a unit of Vietnam’s largest conglomerate - Vingroup. It has already signed an MoU with PetroVietnam Oil Corp (PV Oil), whereby it will deploy charging stations at 20,000 of PV Oil’s existing service stations in Vietnam by 2020.
VinFast aims to launch up to 50,000 charging stations across Vietnam by 2020 - which will help VinFast customers to charge their vehicles.
VinFast is also developing a $3.5-billion scooter and automobile complex in northern Vietnam, that will produce electric scooters. The company targets to manufacture 250,000 electric scooters a year alongside 250,000 cars, with further plans of manufacturing around 1 million units annually. It is also developing a battery powered electric vehicle in partnership with Germany’s EDAG Engineering.
Find out more about electric vehicle manufacturing in Asia at CMT’s E-Mobility Asia on 25-26 April, 2019 in Bangkok.
Singapore’s SP Group Plans 1,000 EV Chargers across the island nation by 2020
Posted on : 03 Dec, 2018
As demand for electric vehicles are expected to increase in Singapore, the country’s electricity and gas company SP Group plans a network of 1,000 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in Singapore by 2020. The EV chargers are expected to be 250 high-powered direct current (DC) with a power ratings up to 350kW. The chargers will be able to support EV models with large battery capacity and longer driving range.
SP Group said its chargers will be located at convenient locations such as shopping centres, residential areas, business parks and industrial sites as well as coffee shops and food outlets.
With Singapore running trials for electric taxis, EV chargers are expected to be in demand in the near future. Already, Volocopter has revealed plans to test air taxis in Singapore in the second half of 2019. Its drone technology based air taxi - eVtols can carry two passengers for a distance of up to 30km and can manoeuvre high rise buildings.
Singapore based land transport company ComfortDelGro has also run trials for two electric loniq taxis in Singapore in 2018. It used a DC fast charging station to charge the vehicles at Komoco Motors, a private local automotive company.
SP Group has further plans of extending its EV charging services to buses and other heavy-duty vehicles.
Get up-to-date information on EV charging infrastructure development at CMT’s E-Mobility Asia on 25-26 April, 2019 in Bangkok.