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Experts from UK, China and Singapore share latest research on electric vehicles

25 February 2011

OPENING THE SYMPOSIUM: Ms Amanda Brooks (top picture) and Prof Barry Halliwell

The British High Commission in Singapore and NUS Faculty of Engineering (FoE) brought together experts from the United Kingdom, China and Singapore for a two-day programme on electric vehicle research. After a day of discussion on possible research collaboration, 13 of them also presented the latest developments in EV technologies and related research on power systems, materials and infrastructure at the UK-Singapore Partners in Science Electric Vehicles Symposium 2011 held at FoE on 18 February 2011.

The symposium is part of the UK-Singapore Partners in Science Programme which began in 2004. Reinforced by a Prime Ministerial agreement between the UK and Singapore in 2005, some 63 workshops have since been held, stimulating numerous lasting collaborations between researchers and organisations in the UK and Singapore.

Acting British High Commissioner to Singapore Ms Amanda Brooks revealed that the UK Government is committing $34 million funding to transform London into the global electric vehicle capital. "Electric vehicles offer a clean and green alternative to petrol-powered transport and the UK is committed to the research and development of electric and low carbon vehicles, and to the uptake of consumers using these vehicles," she said.

Speaking at the symposium, NUS Deputy President (Research & Technology) Prof Barry Halliwell said that EV technology is inevitable and will revolutionise vehicle manufacture and use as we know it. "Singapore is an excellent test bed for new EV technology and we hope that NUS will lead the way towards a brighter and cleaner future," he said.

To read more on insights shared by speakers at the conference, please click here.

By Faculty of Engineering