Open EV Network provides Public & Private Charging to accelerate Singapore’s growing EV adoption
SINGAPORE – August 12, 2014 – Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology
solutions for electric vehicle (EV) networks, has partnered with BMW Group Asia to provide Singapore
with its first Home and Public Charging network as part of BMW’s 360º ELECTRIC program.
Designed to cover BMW i owners from an all-round perspective, 360º ELECTRIC comprises four key
pillars that will come standard with the purchase of every BMW i model. (1) Public Charging, (2) Home
Charging, (3) Flexible Mobility, and (4) Assistance Services.
The network, based on the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the global standard for open charger-tonetwork
communications, will provide BMW i owners as well as Singapore EV drivers, with the
infrastructure necessary to support the country’s burgeoning EV adoption.
For Public Charging, Greenlots’ open standards based, SKY Smart Charging™ platform will administer
ChargeNow (BMW i’s public charging program) in Singapore to enable local BMW i customers to access
its vast and expansive network of AC charging units by using the BMW i ChargeNow card and Greenlots
mobile app. Real-time information about the availability and location of these stations is provided to
BMW i drivers via the car’s navigation system to assist them in locating the nearest available charging
point. Greenlots expects to rollout up to 30 L2 (AC) chargers across 20 strategic public locations within
For Home Charging, Greenlots will manage and install the BMW i Wallbox Pure to ensure BMW i owners
have a convenient charge at home or the office. A qualified advisor will support BMW i drivers through
the entire installation process, including electrical inspection. Prior to the purchase of a new BMW i
vehicle, a Greenlots electrician/surveyor will determine if the intended buyer’s home or office
environment is electric mobility-friendly at an initial site visit. Once the environment has been deemed
suitable, full installation will commence upon the purchase of the BMW i vehicle. The installation is
backed by a Greenlots warranty with ongoing technical support.
This partnership and rollout has been synchronized with BMW i’s first market launch in Southeast Asia
and the first publicly available commercial EV to hit Singapore streets. The industry milestone signals
how promising the island is for sustainable plug-in mobility and how essential charging infrastructure is
for this market.
“We’re pleased to partner with BMW Group Asia and to provide BMW i owners with an EV charging
network,” said Lin Khoo, Senior Vice-President of Greenlots. “Being at the helm since 2009, will allow us
to continue to support Singapore’s transition to electric mobility.”
Greenlots is a global provider of open standards-based technology solutions for electric vehicle (EV)
networks and grid management. Designed to answer the needs of site hosts offering workplace and
public charging applications, Greenlots’ SKY Smart Charging™ platform is a robust network management
solution that utilizes Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP), the largest open standard for charger-to-
network communications. SKY is the only charging network to be OpenADR 2.0b certified and enables
utilities and site hosts to work together on demand response programs, leveraging EVs as a grid
resource and avoiding costly energy infrastructure upgrades. Greenlots is headquartered in San
Francisco and has deployed solutions in 13 countries around the globe. Visit www.greenlots.com for
more information or follow us on Twitter @greenlots.