Published on September 28th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair0
Hyundai Launches E-Mobility Pilot Program In Singapore For EV Owners
50 customers in Singapore will be trying out Hyundai IONIQ 5 EVs in this new Pilot Program.
Hyundai Motor Group has been investing heavily in Singapore and now they’re pushing a new pilot programme for electric vehicles. The E-mobility pilot plan is a new experimental business model that will allow customers to participate in 1-3 month subscription plans with Hyundai for one of the IONIQ 5 battery electric vehicles.
A group of 50 participants were selected back in July 2021 to be a part of this programme and the company will continue to run the program for the next 5 years starting this month.
The E-mobility pilot programme features an in-house system developed by Hyundai Motor Group for electric vehicle maintenance and will use SP Group‘s fast-charging network to allow customers to charge their vehicles. Their current charging credit plans are basic for 60kWh per month, standard for 180kWh per month and premium for 300kWh per month.
In addition to the amount of power that can customers can draw in the month, these plans also include other customer care services such as battery monitoring in-app.
Komoco Motors, who are the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in Singapore will also play a part in maintenance of these battery electric vehicles. This includes emergency vehicle-to-vehicle mobile charging services for on-site emergency cases.
“Hyundai Motor Group is strengthening partnerships with various partners in Singapore, not only to promote innovation in the overall value chain of the automobile industry but also to introduce new mobility solutions that accelerate future mobility,” said Hong Bum Jung, Chief Executive Officer of Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center in Singapore (HMGICS). “Starting from the E-mobility pilot, we will create the diverse EV ecosystems that are designed by and built for Singapore.”
SP Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Stanley Huang said, “This strategic partnership is an important milestone for us to enable large-scale EV adoption through ensuring accessibility, convenience, and reliability for the EV community. The pilot will provide crucial driver insights to help us better understand and meet the needs of future EV adopters. This will allow us to design and develop EV infrastructure and smarter integrated solutions to support Singapore’s electrification journey.”