Petronas Dagangan launches first electric vehicle charging hub
Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB), the marketing arm of Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company PETRONAS, recently launched its first electric vehicle (EV) charging hub at Petronas Station Bandar Baru Ayer Hitam along the North-South Expressway (NSE), marking the completion of key milestones under its collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd and EV Connection Sdn Bhd which started in November 2021.
The first of its kind at a petrol station in Malaysia, the hub comprises three direct current (DC) fast chargers – two 180 kW and one 50 kW – and two alternating current (AC) Gentari EV chargers, which will allow up to seven drivers to park and charge their vehicles at a time. Its strategic location makes it well-positioned for EV users travelling south- or north-bound to access the hub.
“PDB is committed to doing our part in the greater adoption of EVs in support of Malaysia’s aspiration to be a low-carbon nation by 2040. By establishing an extensive, accessible, convenient and reliable EV charging network at Petronas stations, we are confident that this will help facilitate the transition to take place at scale, via collaborations and strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations,” said PDB Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Azrul Osman Rani.
“With the support of our partners, we will continue to expand the number of EV charging points at our stations in tandem with growing market demand for EV charging facilities. Alongside this, we have also integrated the EV charging facilities with the Setel app to ensure a seamless and frictionless customer experience,” he said.
“This collaboration is an affirmation of our commitment to enhance the local charging infrastructure and therefore further promotes the adoption of electric mobility. Together we share a vision of creating sustainable mobility solutions for the next generation in Malaysia,” said Sagree Sardien, chief executive officer and president, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.