BMW Malaysia and its dealer and Seong Hoe Premium Motors have introduced two new BMW i charging facilities at the Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka hotel, adding to chargers already available at the city’s Holiday Inn and Hotel Equatorial.

The new chargers join BMW’s growing network of charging infrastructure in the country, the most recent being the facilities at the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat in Ipoh, and Penang’s Iconic Hotel. Earlier this year, Ipoh’s WEIL Hotel welcomed BMW i chargers.

“As the leading provider of premium electro-mobility in the country, we are committed to elevating the Sheer Driving Pleasure of our customers by ensuring state-of-the-art facilities are accessible at key strategic locations. We are excited to see how much our network of charging facilities has expanded, as we continue to drive e-mobility forward through innovation, awareness on new and clean technology for the automotive industry, as well as changing the infrastructure for premium electric vehicles in the country,” said Sashi Ambi, head of corporate communications at BMW Group Malaysia.

Plug-in hybrids form a significant portion of BMW Group Malaysia’s sales – 57% of total BMW and MINI deliveries from January to November 2018, to be exact. In this period, the number of electrified vehicles delivered also saw a 34% year-on-year rise from over 5,100 to over 6,900 units.

BMW Group Malaysia’s PHEVs are also supported by the ChargEV platform through its partnership with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation. The BMW ChargeNow service, which is offered as part of the BMW 360° Electric programme, also grants straightforward access to partner charging facilities like ChargEV, where customers can enjoy 24/7 support and access to all charging locations in ChargEV’s growing nationwide network.