The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant (ECCG) to encourage the installation of electric vehicle (EV) chargers in non-landed private residences (NLPRs), such as condominiums and private apartments. This comes as part of Singapore's push towards utilising renewable energy with the aim of setting up a national EV charging network of 60,000 EV charging points across Singapore by 2030 to support the transition of vehicle electrification.
With this government grant to ease the upfront costs, installation of EV chargers in non-landed private residences, for eg. the management corporation of a strata-titled development (MCST), are eligible for co-funding of the charging station by 50%.
Application of the ECCG will be subject to approval and will be available to the first 2,000 chargers approved for co-funding, at an overall cap of $4,000 per charger with smart charging functions.
You may consult our engineers for your property's eligibility or refer to the LTA's website for the latest information on the grant.
With the introduction of the common EV charger grant, condos and private apartments can keep the cost of installing an EV charging station at a minimum and benefit from the value of future-proofing the properties facilities.
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