A Greener Ride On Sentosa
(As featured on TODAY)
Story by Esther Ng 23 Sep 2011
SINGAPORE - For three months, a 10-year-old Renault Kangoo
van zipped around the hilly terrain of Sentosa island on
only 10 cents a kilometre.
An electric vehicle company, evHUB, which converted the
diesel-powered van to an electric plug-in in 2009, had lent
the van to the Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC).
From May to July, five members of the island's maintenance
staff used the vehicle to perform their daily duties,
checking on installations and transporting goods.
The test-bedding allowed the corporation to "experience" the
use of an electric vehicle in a "living laboratory
environment" and "created an awareness amongst users on how
an electric vehicle can be part of the island's operations",
SDC's corporate planning divisional director Chan Mun Wei
Corporation (SDC) was established on 1 September 1972 as a
Statutory Board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Its main mission was to oversee the development, management
and promotion of the island. Under the care of SDC, the
island went through a makeover to become a premier getaway
with multi-faceted appeal. From business conventions to
beach parties, Sentosa caters to an extensive range of needs