SINGAPORE: Five years after he became the first owner of a Tesla Model S in Singapore, Joe Nguyen still enjoys his electric ride. It is low-maintenance and cheaper to drive than a petrol car, he said. He spends roughly S$0.06 per kilometre’s drive, compared to about S$0.15 for a typical petrol car. With no carburettor and no transmission because it is single-gear, the car also has fewer moving parts to maintain. He has not needed to change the brakes in five years because of the Model S’ regenerative braking system, he told Talking Point host Steven Chia. The programme takes a glimpse at what a switch to electric vehicles (EVs) will mean for Singapore, which plans to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines by 2040 to improve public health and fight climate change. There are also lessons to be learned from China, which has made greater strides in low-carbon transport. CHARGING, FAST AND SLOW As at May 31, there were 1,485 electric cars and 616 plug-in ... » Learn More about Electric vehicles may be fast and low-maintenance, but are they a real climate solution?
Follow us on Telegram for the latest updates: https://t.me/mothershipsg COMMENTARY: How can we better educate the younger generation on interacting with marine wildlife in a non-invasive manner? As our island nation grows economically, our blue spaces are gradually diminishing and face unprecedented threats from development and now, from its own people. When faced with exotic marine wildlife, many may get excited and not know how to act appropriately. Neo Mei Lin , 35, a marine biologist and mother, reflects on her experiences leading guided walks, as well as what being a parent has taught her about educating the next generation. By Neo Mei Lin I have a confession to make. And that is, I handle and catch marine organisms for a living. My work as a marine biologist requires me to get very up-close and personal with my study organisms. As a seasoned intertidal researcher, I have studied nearly 30 seashores within Singapore waters with an average of two ... » Learn More about It’s important to teach our children to interact with marine life mindfully & here’s how I do it