Singapore’s first electric car-sharing service to start on Dec 12 with 80 vehicles

The BlueSG electric cars

BlueSG will launch its service with 80 cars and 120 charging points at 30 locations islandwide.

Singapore will get its first electric car-sharing service when it’s launched on Dec 12 with 80 cars set to hit the roads.

BlueSG is the company behind the service and it will also launch 120 charging points at 30 locations islandwide, which is less than it initially said it would.

The company, which is a subsidiary of French transport firm, the Bollore Group, had previously said it would introduce the service with 125 cars and 250 charging points, reported TODAY.

Rentals, which can be made via an app, are charged based on duration instead of distance, reported The Straits Times. The app can be downloaded today (Dec 5) from the App Store and Google Play.

BlueSG said on Monday (Dec 4) that there are two subscription plans: a premium yearly membership plan priced at $15 a month and a weekly membership plan which does not require a recurring fee.

The company aims to have 1,000 electric vehicles in its sharing fleet and 2,000 charging points by 2020.

The scheme here is set to become the world’s second-biggest electric vehicle car-sharing programme, after Paris which boasts more than 4,000 cars, reported The Straits Times.