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Greenlots and BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore’s first electric vehicle network

Zafirah Salim | Aug. 13, 2014
Greenlots will install public chargers and manage the network that allows BMW i owners to find and use the chargers with BMW's navigation system and ChargeNow card.

Greenlots - an electric vehicles solutions developer - has partnered with BMW Group Asia to develop the first home and public charging network in Singapore.

Part of BMW's 360º ELECTRIC program, the new network will be based on the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), an open standard for charger-to-network communications.

For public charging, Greenlots' SKY Smart Charging platform will administer BMW's ChargeNow program in Singapore, enabling customers to access its network of AC charging units by using the BMW i ChargeNow card and Greenlots' mobile app.

Real-time information about the availability and location of these stations is provided to BMW i drivers via the car's navigation system to assist them in locating the nearest available charging point. According to Greenlot's media statement, it plans to roll out up to 30 Level 2 chargers across 20 public locations within this year.

For home charging, Greenlots will manage and install the BMW i Wallbox Pure to ensure BMW i owners have a convenient charge at home or the office. An advisor will support them throughout the installation process, including site inspection and ongoing technical support.

This partnership and rollout has been synchronised with BMW i's first market launch in Southeast Asia and the first publicly available commercial EV to hit Singapore streets.

"We're pleased to partner with BMW Group Asia and to provide BMW i owners with an EV charging network," said Lin Khoo, Senior Vice-President of Greenlots. "Being at the helm since 2009 will allow us to continue to support Singapore's transition to electric mobility."

 

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