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LTA to help fund 2,000 chargers in condos, apartments

Derryn Wong
19/07/2021
A Type 2 port on an electrified vehicle

Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant (ECCG) will contribute up to S$4,000 per charger in non-landed private residences like condos and private apartments


SINGAPORE – Another day, another boost for electric motoring in Singapore along with a snazzy acronym. In this case, it’s the ECCG – Electric Vehicle Common Charger Grant – announced today, which sees the Land Transport Authority (LTA) co-funding 2,000 electric car chargers in non-landed private residences*, i.e. privately owned condominiums and apartments.

The grant is open to those who intend to setup electric vehicle chargers on the said premises, be it the managing corporation of the residence or a BEV charging provider. The grant will cover three costs of charger installation, namely the charging system itself, the licensed electrical worker fees (labour), and lastly the cabling and installation costs (this capped at S$1,000). ECCG will cover up to 50 percent of the three cost components, with an overall cutoff at S$4,000 per charger.

There is also a limit to the number of chargers that can be co-funded by the ECCG – one percent of all lots within the development. Therefore, a condominium with 400 normal car lots can have four chargers funded by the grant.





Right now, charging lots can be setup in non-landed private residences through engaging the managing committee/MCST to build these lots, or by having a BEV charging provider do it. The latter includes Charge+ and QuickCharge.

A Charge+ slim charging unit designed for residential carparks


The ECCG is part of the Government’s initiative to supercharge electric motoring here, announced earlier this year, with the intention to provide 60,000 charging points over the next decade, with 40,000 of those in public car parks and another 20,000 in non-landed private residences.

Applications for the ECCG open on July 29, 2021, and are on a first come first serve basis. It lasts until the end of 2023 or until 2,000 chargers have been approved for the grant.

Applicants can visit the LTA’s website for more details.

* The LTA specifically defines this as “Private developments that include residential units, with the exception of landed properties, shophouses, hotels, hostels, serviced apartments, and workers’ dormitories.”


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Derryn Wong

CarBuyer's chief editor brings 15 years of experience in automotive journalism. Previously, he was the editor for Top Gear Singapore, and a presenter for CNA's Cruise Control motoring segment. He's contributed to The Business Times, Today, and many other publications, and also covered technology as editor of Stuff magazine. An avid motorcyclist and photographer, he is the Chief Slave of two cats. Follow him on Instagram @werryndong

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