A fleet of mini electric vehicles has begun trundling around the National University of Singapore (NUS) campus.
The university's engineering faculty signed an agreement with auto firm Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific, a part of the Toyota Group, yesterday to test the single-seat vehicles at the Kent Ridge campus, The Straits Times reported.
Staff and students will get to use them to commute between University Town and other designated parts of the campus during the study. And researchers will study the performance and cost-effectiveness of the vehicles in tropical conditions, and how readily users take to them for short trips.
This article was first published in The New Paper.