ComfortDelGro (CDG) has partnered French energy giant ENGIE to jointly bid for tenders in the green electric vehicle (EV) charging field.

Both companies will also explore and deploy clean energy solutions together.

The pair have already jointly submitted a bid for a pilot tender called by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for EV charging points. This will cover the installation and operation of over 600 EV charging points at over 200 public carparks in Singapore.

Successful tenderers will be required to install charging stations at their allotted carparks by 3Q2022.

The launch of the tender marks a significant milestone in the expansion of Singapore’s public carpark charging network.

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In addition, CDG and ENGIE will build charging farms powered by renewable energy on CDG’s premises to offer fast charging solutions to its cab drivers and public users.

This partnership is in line with CDG’s announcement that it is committing $50 million in clean energy technology and research.

See: ComfortDelGro commits $50 mil to clean energy technology over the next 5 years

“We are keenly aware that we must step up our commitment to Green technology and processes. Sustainability has become a key pillar of our foundation and one that we intend to build on going forward. Our partnership with ENGIE is another step in that direction as we hope to offer our expertise in the areas of EV charging and drive the adoption of clean energy solutions in the local transport industry,” says Yang Ban Seng, CDG’s managing director and group CEO.

“Through this landmark partnership with ComfortDelGro, we are taking transformational strides in advancing Singapore’s green mobility agenda to establish a strong and reliable green EV charging network to bolster EV adoption. As an end-to-end provider of low carbon solutions with a demonstrated track record of having operated 200,000 EV chargers globally, ENGIE is in prime position to supply affordable green energy to future EV drivers,” adds ENGIE Southeast Asia CEO Thomas Baudlot.

Shares in CDG closed 2 cents lower or 1.2% down at $1.71 on March 31.