Petronas Gambang R&R east DC charger now online – EV journeys to the east coast are now a lot easier

Petronas Gambang R&R east DC charger now online – EV journeys to the east coast are now a lot easier

Photo: Petronas Gambang East-bound DC charger listing on Plugshare

East Coast journeys are now a lot easier for electric cars in Malaysia as the 180 kW DC charger at the Petronas station at Gambang R&R east-bound on Lebuhraya Pantai Timur is now online.

The charger is the first of the Energise by Petronas charger network announced in March 2022, in partnership with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) and EV Connection (EVC).

The 180 kW charger sits in between two parking lots and is configured to output 90 kW + 90 kW, allowing two EVs to charge at up to 90 kW power at the same time. It will join the existing ChargEV 22 kW AC charger already available there.

To use the charger, you can pay for it using either EVC’s JomCharge app or the Setel app. Using Setel has the extra benefits of allowing you to collect Mesra points when you charge. Using the charger costs RM2.20 per minute, so a typical 20 minute charging stop will cost approximately RM44. Read our previous story about EV charging curves to minimise the cost per kWh at time-based paid DC chargers.

When the Energise by Petronas brand was launched, we were informed the network would start off with 5 chargers – one close to Ipoh, two for the southern region and two for the east coast.

In addition to the Energise by Petronas brand, Petronas also offers DC charging under its Gentari subsidiary. Gentari DC chargers are available at Setia City Convention Centre (60 kW) in Setia Alam as well as Petronas Jalan Rasah (17 kW) in Seremban.

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After dabbling for years in the IT industry, Paul Tan initially began this site as a general blog covering various topics of personal interest. With an increasing number of readers paying rapt attention to the motoring stories, one thing led to another and the rest, as they say, is history.



  • tishaban on Jul 31, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Would’ve been better if it were configured for 180kW for a single car, 90kW if 2 cars were connected.

    I wonder when TNB will allow companies to start charging by the kWh instead of based on time.

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  • Nik Nasir on Jul 31, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    memang terlalu supertajam

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  • Tesla Fanboy on Aug 01, 2022 at 7:38 pm

    Nice! EV for the win!

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  • Evfan on Aug 02, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Charging by minute is a ripoff, as charging speed can varies according to car. If your SOC goes above 80%, the charging rate is slower but you pay higher by per min.

    Hopefully charging by per kwh will become a norm in future.

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