In November last year, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) introduced dedicated charging facilities in Bangsar Shopping Centre as part of its initiative for a comprehensive EEV strategy. The Mercedes-Benz branded charging stations in BSC consist of three charging bays in the complex’s car park, each employing a 3.7 kW Wallbox charger with a Type 2 connection.

The brand’s charging infrastructure is set to be expanded with further charging facilities in Sunway Pyramid and Pavilion KL, and the company says these will be operational soon.

Charging at all locations is free and available to all brands, not just limited to Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrids such as the C 350 e and E 350 e, according to MBM VP of sales and marketing Mark Raine.

“We are delighted to offer the use of our charging facilities at BSC, Sunway Pyramid and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to our valued customers who drive Mercedes-Benz plug-in hybrid vehicles, alongside presenting it as a warm welcome to new fans into the Mercedes-Benz family who are still driving vehicles of a different brand,” he said.

“With this in mind, we are entirely convinced that all users of our charging stations will exercise due consideration and etiquette to allow as many Mercedes-Benz fans as possible to benefit from these facilities,” he added.

So there it is, if you have a plug-in hybrid or EV that can utilise the Wallbox, there are no issues doing so, whatever brand your ride may be – the thing to remember is of course to use the space only if you’re actually charging your vehicle and not hog it as a parking lot.