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Title: ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO JOIN THE GREEN TRANSPORTATION IN SINGAPORE
Authors: TAN YI YANG
Keywords: Environmental Management
MEM
Master (Environmental Management)
2018/2019 EnvM
Lin Weiqiang
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2019
Citation: TAN YI YANG (2019-03-21). ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO JOIN THE GREEN TRANSPORTATION IN SINGAPORE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fully electric vehicles (EV) are getting more popular over the years and the advancement of technology in batteries that powered the vehicles are getting better. EV a sustainable mode of transportation and energy efficiency is much higher than their fossil fuel-powered counterpart. Consumers has misconception that electric vehicles (EV) has “zero emission”, however the truth is that carbon footprint of electric vehicles can sometimes be higher than conventional vehicles if we were to take into account of manufacturing, disposal and the source of power generation of electric vehicles (EV). Singapore is one the most suitable countries for mass adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV) thanks to its small size and having a highly productive and efficient pro environment government. However, there are still hurdles to implement programmes for mass adoption, usually the challenges are related to incentive scheme, infrastructures and education of Electric Vehicles (EV). Mass adoption of Electric Vehicles such as reducing the vehicular emission on road, improve air quality, reduce air pollution related health risks and could change the geopolitics and improve Singapore national security. All these because of reducing the reliance of fossil fuel. Climate change is another catalytic factor that encourage the use of Electric Vehicles (EV) as conventional fossil fuel powered vehicles are accelerating the climate change by emitting Greenhouse Gases (GHG) into the environment. Based on all the findings of this paper, I can conclude that Electric Vehicles (EV) is more environmentally friendly than Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles (ICEV) in long run. It is only during the manufacturing and disposal that Electric Vehicles (EV) are more polluting than their counterparts. These environmental advantages of Electric Vehicles (EV) are aware by majority of the interviewees which are the average consumers of Singapore and most of them understands that mass adoption of Electric Vehicles (EV) in Singapore is feasible in the near future. If the government of Singapore willing to put more effort to solve issues relates to Electric Vehicles (EV) like incentives, infrastructures and education to its citizens, the EV adoption is not far fetch. All in all, it is up to the Singapore Government to decide on the future of EV and the smoke-free roads will soon become a reality.
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