Huawei, a China-based information and communication technology (ICT) provider, and Singapore’s EV-Electric (EVe) Charging Pte Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA), have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate collaboration in several key areas to meet Singapore’s growing electric vehicle (EV) charging needs.

The MoU signed between Huawei and EVe includes sharing of market insights and technological advancements for EV chargers, exploring proof-of-concept projects for Fully Liquid-cooled Ultra-fast chargers, and developing integrated solutions which include solar photovoltaic technology, and energy storage systems, the duo said in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, this partnership aims to enhance accessibility, efficiency, and innovation within Singapore’s EV charging infrastructure.

It marks the first time that Huawei will bring its most advanced fully liquid-cooled ultra-fast chargers for EV charging to the Singapore market.

Rated at 480kW, the charger is almost 10 times faster than most conventional 50kW fast chargers in Singapore. This will also be the fastest public charger in Southeast Asia.

It is noted that Huawei’s Fully Liquid-cooled Ultra-fast chargers represent a huge leap forward in EV charging technology, offering the capability to charge EVs at an ultra-fast charging rate of one kilometer per second proximately.

Typically, an overnight charging session will take around five to six hours. With most conventional 50kW fast chargers, it will take about an hour.

This ultra-fast solution will greatly promote the charging speed and revolutionize the charging experience in Singapore, making it much faster, more convenient and efficient for EV drivers, especially drivers of high mileage fleet vehicles, such as taxis, private-hire vehicles, or light goods vehicles.

With this, Singapore is rapidly advancing its EV charging infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of cleaner-energy vehicle drivers, including expanding the EV charging network in Housing & Development Board (HDB) and other publicly accessible carparks, as well as deploying more high-powered fast chargers to meet the needs of high mileage users such as taxi, private hire car, and fleet drivers.

“We are excited that Huawei will be bringing their latest and fastest EV charging technology to Singapore. It is a potential game changer, especially for high mileage users such as taxi, private hire and delivery drivers,

“At almost 10 times the speed of conventional fast chargers, we can help users save even more time and at some point, hopefully bring the charging experience closer to that of petrol kiosks,” said Derek Tan, Chief Executive Officer of EVe.

Maxi Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei International, said that the firm is delighted to partner with EVe and proud to introduce their most advanced EV charging solutions to Singapore.

““Huawei is always dedicated to innovating sustainable solutions for our shared green future. By working together with EVe, we can better support Singapore’s growing EV population, and contribute our parts to the Singapore Green Plan 2030 agenda and beyond,

“We look forward to greater convenience for all EV users and a greener Singapore,” he added.

Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of ICT infrastructure and smart devices.

The firm has 207,000 employees and it operates in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.

As a subsidiary of the LTA, EVe works with electric vehicle charging point operators (EVCOs) and the authorities to orchestrate the roll-out of Singapore’s largest public EV charging network.

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