Komoco Motors Pte Ltd, Singapore’s Hyundai dealership is offering potential buyers contact-free test drives from selected Shell fuel stations. Those who are keen, can collect a Hyundai electric vehicle (EV), will be able to book a test drive without the presence of a sales representative, giving drivers peace of mind amid the current COVID-19 pandemic. This is part of Komoco Motors and Shell’s continuous effort to help the public understand how electric cars and charging work.
“We understand the anxiety of Singaporeans when it comes to electric cars and charging. This initiative is a peek into future mobility - we want to encourage as many Singaporeans as possible to experience first-hand our electric vehicles safely through this contactless test drive experience, and incorporate driving and charging the electric vehicle as a part of their lifestyle. We are delighted to pilot this initiative with Shell to enable individuals to fully experience the electric vehicle and plan their driving routes, time and locations to charge accordingly,” said Mr Ng Choon Wee, Commercial Director, Komoco Motors.
Until 18 August 2021, a Hyundai IONIQ Electric can be picked up and returned at Shell Paya Lebar Macpherson service station, with plans to roll out this service at more Shell stations in the coming months.
“We welcome all drivers to experience how easy it is to charge an EV at Shell Recharge. Strategically located at 18 Shell service stations across the island, Shell Recharge offers EV drivers the best geographical spread that enables them to travel without the fear of running out of power. Drivers can conveniently pop into any of the 18 Shell service stations near their homes for a full charge or quickly top up what they need to get to their next destination,” said Doong Shiwen, General Manager, Shell Mobility Singapore.
Test cars will have a sanitiser that releases a safe and odourless dry vapour every 20 seconds to kill microbes in the air and on all surfaces. Booking schedules will also be spaced-out with 60 minutes of intervals between each contactless test drive, ensuring that individuals have time to complete and leave without meeting the next party.
How it Works
Open to the public, drivers can book a 60-minute test drive through the Hyundai Electric Motion website at https://electric-motion.hyundai.com.sg
by following the steps below: