Electrified vehicle charging infrastructure in Malaysia takes another step, with the launch of Schneider Electric Malaysia’s electric vehicle charging station in the Awana SkyCentral Transportation Hub at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets retail centre.

The charging station is comprised of nine charging bays, each rated for 7.4 kW via a Type 2 socket outlet, which Schneider Electric Malaysia says will provide 40 km of battery range from a four-hour charge. The facility is currently a single-phase setup, though provisions are in place for upgrading to a three-phase setup to accommodate 22 kW charging, the company said.

Located at Level B1 between pillars B5 and C5, the charging station is accessible to the general public 24 hours a day, seven days a week, available to use free of charge; standard parking charges apply at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets parking facility. The Awana SkyCentral Transportation Hub houses the Awana Bus Terminal, which serves Resorts World Genting and the Awana SkyWay cable car system.

“We can confidently say that many of our customers drive premium urban vehicles which have petrol-electric versions these days, and there is a need to have (EV charging facilities) at the carpark,” said Resorts World Genting vice president of hotel operations Ganesan Subramaniam. The transportation hub carpark averages 50% occupancy during weekdays, with weekends and public holidays seeing ‘over 100%’, he added.