The announcement of the launch of the first public EV charging stations in the country may have been the focus at the EV Pavilion at the 3rd International Greentech & Eco Products Exhibition & Conference Malaysia (IGEM) yesterday, but the display at the end of Hall 1 at the KLCC had other mentionable items.

Aside from the Nissan Leaf and Renault Fluence ZE, the Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Proton’s Exora REEV also shared space on the show floor, and there was even a Renault Kangoo from Singapore – the light utility vehicle from evHUB is a conversion job.

Specs include a 9.25-inch series-wound DC motor, and the drivetrain offers 96.5 hp (72 kW) and 321 Nm of torque at its maximum output current of 1,000 amps. Top speed is 120 km/h, with an operating range of 30 to 50 km utilising a lead acid battery pack, and 100 to 150 km with a LiFE unit.

A number of charger systems were also on call, among them the Greenlots Point, a wall-mounted semi-public charger. The unit is a 16 or 32 ampere Mode 3 IEC 61851 charger, with a single socket and RFID authentication tech. The Singaporean-based company’s charger is one of the two public charging facilities announced, located at Lot 10.

General Electric also had a Level 2 charger on display, its Durastation, as did ABB, which showcased its Terra Charge Post, a unit housing two 50 kW DC outlets running on a CHAdeMo standard. The user interface is simple, with a colour LCD as well as Start/Stop and Emergency buttons.

Also present at the EV Pavilion was Evmal, the enabling provider of national EV charging infrastructure and e-mobility services – the Malaysian company had its myEVkiosk charging station on show at the exhibition.