DHL Malaysia and TNB partner up to use Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans, 60 kW fast chargers by 1H 2022

DHL Malaysia and TNB partner up to use Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans, 60 kW fast chargers by 1H 2022

Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) and DHL Express Malaysia (DHL) have entered into a memorandum of understanding for the introduction of electric vehicles into the logistics firm’s fleet, The Edge Markets has reported.

The first run of tailpipe emissions-free vehicles will be three units of the Nissan e-NV200, which DHL expects to receive within nine months, The Star reported. In this pilot phase, TNB is setting up charging infrastructure for the EV delivery fleet at DHL’s service centre on Jalan Chan Sow Lin, Kuala Lumpur.

This will be joined by two more direct fast-chargers in two more locations in the Klang Valley – one being at the Dayabumi substation in the city centre – along the vehicles’ delivery routes. The energy firm will install state-of-the-art 60 kW fast chargers, which will give the delivery EVs 6 km of range for every minute of charging, said TNB chief retail officer Datuk Megat Jalaluddin Megat Hassan to The Star.

DHL Malaysia and TNB partner up to use Nissan e-NV200 delivery vans, 60 kW fast chargers by 1H 2022

The e-NV200 delivery vans are expected to offer a usable range of about 200 km from seven hours of continuous charging overnight, and DHL delivery personnel average a daily distance of 180 km in urban deliveries, DHL Express Malaysia and Brunei managing director Julian Neo told the news daily.

“As TNB plans to instal more EV charging stations to accommodate the increased number of commercial EVs along their delivery routes for DHL, we are indirectly creating demand for EVs in the near future. With that in mind, TNB is open to more partnerships in the fleet industry and aims to develop a mutually beneficial business model to instal, maintain and sustain the EV charging infrastructure along the routes most frequently used by delivery fleets,” Megat Jalaluddin said.

Meanwhile, DHL managing director Neo said that the logistics company’s use of electric vans marks the beginning of its efforts towards making its last-mile delivery and line-hauls greener.

The partnership aligns with DHL’s goal of achieving zero-emissions logistics by 2050, and is also part of the wider Deutsche Post DHL Group’s efforts in decarbonising; it plans to invest a total of seven billion euros (RM35 billion) over the next 10 years towards climate-neutral logistics.

Looking to sell your car? Sell it with Carro.

Learn more:

Certified Pre-Owned - 1 Year Warranty

10% discount when you renew your car insurance

Compare prices between different insurer providers and use the promo code 'PAULTAN10' when you make your payment to save the most on your car insurance renewal compared to other competing services.

Car Insurance

Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Why So Serious on Sep 28, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Dua Hari Lambat will become Tiga Hari Lambat when having to wait for their delivery vans to charge up first.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 9 Thumb down 3
  • Tricycle on Sep 28, 2021 at 3:33 pm

    60kW fast charging is slow. A minimum of at least 200kW charger is needed to make EV a replacement for ICE car.

    To make EV a reality in every road other than its skyrocketing price. It should have a very strong pulling factor such as shortest time possible to charge like filling a gas into your ICE car.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 7 Thumb down 4
    • Mr. Sotong on Sep 28, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      People who actually own EV’s realised that having super fast charging is not that necessary as they thought. An overnight full charge is sufficient for a few days normal use. The only time they need fast charging is during the occasional outstation drive. So for most people, not having fast charging is not really a deal breaker, especially when they already have an ICE car for that purpose.

      The only thing for us is that EV prices here are still beyond reach for the majority.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 10 Thumb down 2
      • Western Star on Sep 29, 2021 at 10:14 am

        You don’t need it at home or office, you need it at rest stops along the highways.

        Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 0
    • Dream125 on Sep 28, 2021 at 4:47 pm

      200kW electrical power is that of a small to medium factory. TNB has a good reason to offer 60kW only.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 2 Thumb down 2
    • EV driver here and no. on Sep 28, 2021 at 9:22 pm

      There’s diminishing returns. Cars will charge faster the closer they are to empty. As it fills up, it slows down. You spend more time charging from 50% to 100% than you would from 0% to 50%.

      Because of that, for example, while 200kW is 33% more than 150kW, in reality it isn’t 33% faster charging.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 5 Thumb down 0
    • Don't waste money. on Sep 29, 2021 at 4:25 pm

      250kw super charger vs 150kw super charger on a Tesla Model 3 only saved 2 minutes.

      You can check out these link with the graph/charts. Model 3 by 35% battery level drops to below 150kW charging. Same thing happening with the Porsche Taycan as well. And it drops even slower the closer you are to full, by 70% battery state it drops even lower.

      In an ideal situation, yes, all EV public charging facilities to be 250kW please, but we know that resource are limited, so. If given a choice, I rather have more 60kW chargers around than having higher 200kW-250kW chargers, but less of them around.

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 3 Thumb down 1
  • Abd Aziz on Sep 30, 2021 at 6:45 am

    Best the best

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Add a comment