Save the World Webinar
- LAND -

23 September 2021 (Thu), 11am (SGT)

Together we’re shaping the future of logistics and transport

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Land Transport: Decarbonisation

We will be discussing:

  • In line with Singapore’s vision for all vehicles to run on cleaner energy by 2040, we’ve observed strong promotion of wider EV adoption.  This includes accelerating the deployment of a nationwide EV charging infrastructure, building EV regulations and standards, and cultivating a robust EV ecosystem in Singapore.  What does it mean for the general public, transport operators and users, and vehicle owners?

  • Building up an EV charging network is a key component of Singapore's strategy to promote electric vehicles.  Currently land transport accounts for 15 per cent of Singapore's domestic carbon emissions, with more than 90 per cent of this coming from the vehicle population.  How do we contribute to driving a GREEN Singapore?

  • With Singapore's commitment to achieving a clean energy bus fleet by 2040 (including hybrid, electric and hydrogen buses), bus operators have worked in partnership with technology providers to model 60%, 80% and 100% electrification scenarios to transform their existing fleet of buses.  What have been the observations, learnings, challenges and solutions?

  • Hear from Go-Ahead on their extensive experience of operating electric and hybrid buses in the UK.  At Go-Ahead Singapore, they currently operate 7 electric buses and are trialing solar panels on two of their diesel buses as an initiative to reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions.

Key Takeaways
  • Land transportation's role in reducing CO2 emissions

  • Key plans of LTA's NEVC; land transport R&D and tech development opportunities. 

  • How can we be more confident and sustainable by switching from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs)?

    • An EV emits half the amount of CO2 compared to a similar ICE vehicle. If all our light vehicles run on electricity, we will reduce carbon emissions by 1.5 to 2 million tonnes, or about 4% of total national emissions.

  • Ways to ensure safe usage of the public charging infrastructure, a battery electric vehicle (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV). 

  • How do we choose/own a full battery electric (BEV) or plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicle in Singapore?

Panelists

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Dr Chiam Sing Yang

Technology & Research Consultant

National Electric Vehicle Centre (LTA)

Dr Chiam is the Deputy Executive Director and Division Director (Optics & Electronics) at the Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) at ASTAR, where he oversees the Electronic Materials and Advanced Optical Technologies Department, a group of 90 scientist & engineers.

Franck Vitte

Managing Director

BlueSG

Franck launched BlueSG in 2017, which operates a 100% electric car sharing service in Singapore.

Franck is also the CEO of Bluecharge which is operating more than 1,500 EV charging points, representing 85% of the EV charging infrastructure in Singapore.

Andy Thompson

Managing Director

Go-Ahead Singapore

Andy has global experience in a variety of roles at Transport for London and most recently for Go-Ahead Group in London and now as Managing Director of Go-Ahead Singapore where he has overall responsibility for the company which is contracted to operate 30 bus services on behalf of Land Transport Authority (LTA).

Paul Welsford

Head of Business Development - E-mobility

ENGIE South East Asia

In 2018 Paul became a founding member of the Electric Vehicle Association of Singapore and in 2020 made the career switch to electric mobility by becoming the co-founder of EVDots. EVDots, a venture-build from ENGIE Factory APAC, went on to support the wider ENGIE South East Asia business to develop projects in e-mobility.

MODERATOR

Edward Lau

Director Marketing /

Business Development

CILT Singapore

Edward is the Chief Executive and Director of Pointline Enterprise, a strategic consulting firm specialising in aviation, transportation, supply chain, e-commerce fulfilment, joint ventures and M&A.

Before returning to Singapore, Edward was the President, Asia of Landmark Global and CEO of Jetstar Hong Kong Airways.