Volt to build Southeast Asia’s largest EV charging hub

Volt, the EV charging company of Singapore-based Keppel’s infrastructure division, will deploy a new charging hub in the country. The company expects it to be the largest in not only Singapore but the whole of Southeast Asia.

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Volt will design, install, and own the public fast-charging hub at Jalan Papan, a key street in Jurong, Singapore’s first industrial estate. The company will operate the site for up to 15 years. Potentially the largest deployment of public ultra-fast chargers at a single site in Southeast Asia, the place will give people access to up to 80 DC charging points.

Volt’s DC chargers will have two different peak charging outputs – 120 kW and 360 kW. Customers of high-end EVs will be able to take full advantage of their cars’ 800-volt or even higher-voltage batteries. Volt plans to erect the new charging hub in multiple phases, starting with five 360 kW DC chargers, enough to charge up to 30 electric buses. The company expects to make the first phase operational in the first half of 2026.

Volt has not revealed a specific timeline for fully developing its charging hub. However, once finished, it says this facility will allow up to 80 electric buses to charge simultaneously. The company adds that electric cars can charge in 10 minutes here, presumably referring to the 360 kW charging points.

Setsco Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore’s leading provider of inspection and technical testing services – VICOM, will provide electrical infrastructure and facilities at Volt’s upcoming EV charging hub. Keppel will remotely monitor and optimise it using AI and machine learning through an intelligent Operations Nerve Centre (ONC) in Changi Business Park in the eastern part of Singapore.

Volt’s new initiative will support Singapore’s long-term eco goals. As part of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, the island nation plans to deploy 60,000 EV charging points and convert up to half of the public bus fleet to electric models by the end of the decade.

“We are excited to partner with Setsco on this groundbreaking project, which marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s journey towards a greener future by providing robust infrastructure for EV charging,” says Lim Yong Wei, Executive Director of Volt. “Volt looks forward to supporting the transition to EVs, especially for commercial fleets and electric buses to reduce emissions, promoting sustainable transportation.”



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