The Electric Vehicles Charging Act 2022 ("Act") that seeks to regulate the provision of safe and reliable charging of Electric Vehicles ("EV") and the expansion of the EV charging infrastructure in Singapore was passed by Parliament in January 2023. The Act is expected to take effect in the second half of 2023.
Notably, the Act sets out a licensing regime for EV charging operators and also prescribes certification requirements that all EV chargers would have to meet before the chargers can be installed and used in Singapore.
The Act aims to ensure the safety, reliability and accessibility of EV chargers and the EV charging infrastructure. Two types of EV chargers are covered: (a) fixed chargers (including battery chargers and swap stations and pantograph chargers) and (b) non-fixed chargers. Chargers that are exclusively designed for charging non-EVs such as personal mobility devices, power-assisted bicycles, electric vessels, or electric aircrafts are not covered under the Act.
Upon commencement of the Act:
An elaboration of the key aspects of the Act is set out below on a non-exhaustive, high-level basis:
We would be happy to provide you with advice tailored to your specific needs on how to prepare for the commencement of this Act. For further information to discuss what this development might mean for you, please get in touch with your usual Baker McKenzie contact.
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