GetGo, a Point A-to-A carsharing platform in Singapore, announced Thursday that it has signed two separate memorandum of understandings (MoUs) with HMGICS and CDG ENGIE, commemorating the company’s next major step towards realising its vision of a sustainable and shared mobility ecosystem within Singapore.

The signing event, held earlier on Monday, was witnessed by Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC and Advisor to Jurong Spring Grassroots Organisations, Shawn Huang Wei Zhong, and saw the debut of the globally acclaimed “IONIQ 5”, Hyundai Motor Group’s state-of-the-art electric vehicle (EV), on GetGo’s platform.

GetGo said in a statement that these two partnerships are critical components of GetGo’s long-term strategy to reduce Singapore’s environmental footprint and increase the accessibility of shared electric cars – with the company seeking to deploy a fully electric and hybrid carsharing fleet of 10,000 vehicles in Singapore by 2030.

This milestone comes timely as Singapore pushes towards transforming into a greener, more sustainable city by 2030. Additionally, more residents in Singapore are also now ready to forgo the commitment of owning a car with carsharing becoming more economical and convenient in recent years.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with two automotive giants in Hyundai and CDG ENGIE, utilizing their state-of-the-art EVs and charging technologies to champion a shared and sustainable mobility future in Singapore. Carsharing is already a sustainable alternative to vehicle ownership in terms of costs and environmental impact. By bringing state-of-the-art EVs into the mix, we aim to further reduce the impact of mobility on the environment,” said Toh Ting Feng, GetGo Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

“We are also thankful to Jurong Spring for supporting us in kickstarting this journey as we work with them towards doubling the town’s sustainability efforts as part of the wider Singapore Green Plan 2030,” he added.

GetGo and HMGICS’s partnership will see them collaborating on innovative mobility technologies in relation to EVs and carsharing, with the aim of promoting the adoption of Hyundai EVs through carsharing.

As part of the partnership, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 will be made available to users on the GetGo app, a first for any carsharing platform in Singapore. The two companies will also work together to deploy at least 50 locally produced IONIQ 5s on the GetGo platform across the island next year and explore the integration of GetGo’s carsharing service within the Hyundai ecosystem.

“HMGICS is pleased to have a partnership with GetGo to enable a superior and sustainable mobility lifestyle to customers in Singapore in an eco-friendly way through our advanced electric vehicle ‘IONIQ 5’, which is highly acclaimed across the world. As a sustainable company, we will continue to work together with Singaporean partners like GetGo in building a clean mobility ecosystem,” said Choi Jin Hyuk, Vice President and Head of Sales Innovation Group, HMGICS.

HMGICS is Hyundai Motor Group’s open innovation hub for the future mobility research and development, such as smart factory technologies, and is also an advanced production facility for a range of EVs, including the IONIQ 5. HMGICS will also contribute to Singapore’s carbon neutrality goal through its sustainable eco-friendly facilities.

GetGo will collaborate with CDG ENGIE to support the deployment of EVs on its platform, starting in Jurong Spring, before expanding it across the island as part of its electrification journey.

As part of the partnership, GetGo will be deploying up to 10 EVs in the Jurong Spring Division within the next 6 months. The EVs will be recharged using CDG ENGIE’s electric charging points across Jurong Spring and the wider Jurong area, as the two companies work together to enhance the operational strategy around shared EV recharging in preparation for a wider EV deployment next year.

“CDG ENGIE is excited to be an EV charging partner in GetGo’s electrification journey. To-date, we have close to 60 charging points on our EV charging network, half of which are already available in the Western region to support GetGo’s EVs that it is deploying in the Jurong Spring and wider Jurong area. We look forward to working with GetGo in further enhancing operational readiness beyond the Western region when it expands its EV fleet islandwide,” said Freddie Chew, General Manager of CDG ENGIE.

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