Singapore is all set to witness the launch of the first fleet of cars for an electric car-sharing scheme next Tuesday.
BlueSG, a unit of French transportation firm Bollore Group, signed an agreement with the Land Transport Authority and the Economic Development Board last year to develop the electric car-sharing programme.
As part of the programme, the company will deploy about 80 vehicles which users can book via the BlueSG mobile app. The app will be available on the App Store and Google Play from December 5.
BlueSG will also roll out a total of 500 charging stations equipped with 2,000 charging points nation-wide. Of these, 400 charging points will be opened for public use. In addition, the first batch of Bluecars is being commissioned in Singapore and will form part of a 1,000-strong EV fleet in the future.
Rentals will be charged based on duration instead of distance, and users can choose from two subscription plans.
Under the premium yearly membership plan, priced at S$15 a month, subscribers are charged S$0.33 per minute for a minimum booking of 15 minutes.
The weekly membership plan does not charge a recurring fee and users will pay S$0.50 per minute for a minimum duration of 15 minutes.