Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) has announced a partnership with Petronas Dagangan (PDB), which will see PDB deploy 66 ChargEV charging stations at its Petronas service stations across the Peninsular.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Mohd Ibrahimnuddin Mohd Yunus, MD and CEO of Petronas Dagangan and Ahmad Hadri Haris, group CEO of GreenTech Malaysia, at the ongoing 7th International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM 2016) earlier today.
Mohd Ibrahimnuddin said that PDB’s collaboration with GreenTech supports the National Electric Mobility Blueprint in promoting the usage of both full and hybrid electric vehicles in the country. “We consider this to be a new milestone for PDB as the first oil company in Malaysia to commit to this cause,” he said.
“Under the collaboration, PDB is committed to install electric vehicle charging facilities at 66 selected Petronas stations located along major highways in Malaysia. By providing charging facilities for electric vehicles at Petronas stations, PDB is positioning itself as a key player in the country’s electric vehicle ecosystem,” he said.
He added that both organisations will also embark on a co-study on Energy Efficient Stations (E2S) to look into the feasibility of enhancing the infrastructure for electric vehicle ownership and usage in Malaysia.
The ChargeEV point that will be deployed at the Petronas stations are New Motion three-phase 32A, 400 volt 22 kW units. At each location, the charge point is set to be placed near the facility’s Mesra store. Installation of the units will take place from this month until December.
With a charging time of one hour to full capacity, the fast charger – which can be pole or wall mounted and is IP54 rated, making it suitable for outdoor use – is an ideal solution for the Petronas deployment. The 22 kW unit is one of three ChargeEV solutions being offered by GreenTech, the other two being a single-phase 16A 3.7 kW AC charger and a single-phase 32A 7.0 kW AC unit.