past five years, an imported single passenger 3-wheeler from
the USA was the only electric car registered to drive on
Singapore roads. More recently, local green technology
integrator evHUB’s local electric vehicle conversions got
the green light from Singapore’s Land Transport Authority to
operate on local public roads this year making it the first
company here to do so.
unveiled a snazzy red Porsche and sleek grey BMW – both
fully electric – at the launch of the Singapore G1 green
vehicle race earlier this month, and also has an electric
Renault van. Mr. David Chou, managing director of EV Hub,
feels converting existing cars to electric ones would
encourage people to adopt the technology. “Its like doing a
heart transplant for a car. You give it a new motor,
components, and wires, but keep the chasis you love, so it
has the same sturdiness, safety features, and so on,” he
Manufacturing a new car from scratch, even if it was
electric, also produces extra carbon emissions, he added.
Conversions, on the other hand, allow you to recycle/reuse
practically all of the non-combustion related components of
evHUB’s converted cars are designed to charge using the
standard 3-pin plug which is used throughout Singapore so
that they are able to charge even without charging stations
and battery swapping stations being built.
collaborates with local institutes such as Singapore
Polytechnic and the National University of Singapore where
it has educated and batches of their 3rd year
mechanical engineering students about electric vehicles.
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