DC Handal 400 kW DC fast charger now at WCE Taiping Selatan, highest in Malaysia yet; RM1.50/kWh

DC Handal 400 kW DC fast charger now at WCE Taiping Selatan, highest in Malaysia yet; RM1.50/kWh

Electric vehicle users now have another charging location along a highway, and this one is located along the West Coast Expressway (WCE) at the Taiping Selatan toll plaza (southbound).

Operated by DC Handal, the newly-operational DC fast charger is a dynamic unit and can supply up to 400 kW of output, supplied through four charging points each with CCS2 connectors. This makes it the highest output DC charging point in Malaysia so far, surpassing the 350 kW DC charger by Gentari in the Sungai Way Free Trade Industrial Zone, Selangor that was launched in November 2022.

While that peak output figure is higher than what’s supported by EVs currently on the market, even with 800-volt electrical architecture. However, some EVs currently on the market are not far off, with the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 supporting up to 350 kW of DC charging.

The charging bays get one Kempower Liquid Cooled Satellite unit and three regular Satellite units, and according to the Kempower website the former is capable of delivering 500 A of continuous current. Meanwhile, this can also output up to 220 kW DC for cars with 400-volt architecture, or 100 kW at each point if all four outlets are utilised.

Pricing for this DC fast charger at the WCE Taiping Selatan toll plaza (southbound) location is RM1.50 per kWh, and payment is via either the chargEV or JomCharge mobile apps, or via debit or credit card by tapping one’s card at the card payment terminal. This charging location is operational 24 hours a day, seven days a week, according to PlugShare.

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Comments

  • Charging on Jun 19, 2024 at 2:33 pm

    Pretty sure the Ioniq 5 and the other E-GMP cars only peaks at around 240kW on DC Fast Chargers, never seen one of them go even close to 300kW. The facelifted Taycans can do more than 300kW though, somewhere around 330kW. The Chevy Silverado EV and some of the Ultium platform cars which is not in Malaysia can do more than 350kW.

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  • Ex PH Supporter on Jun 20, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    This gomen is only for the rich… sigh.. what monster have we voted in.

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