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Singapore’s Electric Moment: A green car share scheme

In August, Singapore will take another step in its efforts to go green as it rolls out its first large-scale electric car sharing scheme

In August, Singapore will take another step in its efforts to go green as it rolls out its first large-scale electric car sharing scheme.

French company Blue Solutions, which already operates a scheme in Paris, will deploy 10 to 20 cars in a soft launch, with the aim of having 1,000 cars on the road in four years and 2,000 charging points.

The service is more like a self-drive taxi than a rental service, allowing customers to pick up a car and drop it off at their destination rather than return it to the original location.

Usage charges are likely to be slightly lower than taxi fares, starting with a fixed cost for the first 15 minutes, followed by per-minute charges. Frequent users will enjoy lower rates.

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