EVX 2023

  • EVx 2023: Double the hall space, exhibitors from 2022 – number of visitors also up to 22k from 10k last year

    EVx 2023: Double the hall space, exhibitors from 2022 – number of visitors also up to 22k from 10k last year

    If 2022 was a year of gentle growth for electrification in Malaysia, then 2023 has been very much a huge leap forward, despite the year only being just over the halfway mark at this point. Activity has picked up considerably, with the influx of new electric vehicle offerings coming on to the scene having plenty to do with that resulting spike and the corresponding surge of interest in the genre.

    This is best exemplified from the response to the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx), which was held on July 22-23 at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC). To put it simply, this year’s show easily eclipsed that managed by the inaugural outing last year.

    How so? Well, EVx 2023 was more than double the size of the 2022 show, both in terms of hall space and number of exhibitors. The number of visitors to the event also doubled, from around 10,000 in 2022 to over 22,000 this year.

    Of course, much of that swell in attendance was undoubtedly due to the presence of a number of fresh faces, with no less than four EVs making their first public appearance at the show. There was the Tesla Model Y, fresh off its launch in the country two days prior, as well as the Hyundai Ioniq 6, which made its Malaysian debut the night before the event.

    Also making their public debuts were the smart #1, which is set to be launched here sometime in the fourth quarter, and BYD Dolphin, which was previewed at EVx ahead of its official launch a week later.

    Besides the new faces, visitors to the event managed to catch just about everything EV-related currently available in the country under one roof. Automotive brands that were present at EVx 2023 were Mercedes-Benz and smart (represented by Hap Seng Star and Hap Seng Smart), BMW and MINI (through Wheelcorp Premium), Volvo, Audi, Hyundai, BYD, GWM and Lotus.

    They were joined by a host of other exhibitors, which included the likes of Petronas, Gentari, JomCharge (via EV Connection), Kineta, evhub.my, Bank Islam, Bank Muamalat, myTukar, V-Kool and Dodo Mat.

    Of course, it’s only set to grow further from here, and you can expect the scene to get busier in the coming future as more brands and models head our way. We’ll be there in the thick of the action, what with EVx set to be back for its third edition in 2024. Yes, you’ll be seeing us again next year!

     
     
  • EVx 2023: KINETA offers a wide range of EV chargers

    EVx 2023: KINETA offers a wide range of EV chargers

    It’s more than just electric vehicles at paultan.org EVx 2023. The cars need home charging, and when you shop for an EV, you’ll also need to research and pick a suitable charger for your home or office. KINETA offers a wide range of EV chargers from multiple brands.

    A subsidiary of Sime Darby, KINETA provides end-to-end EV charging solutions in Malaysia. Catering to both individuals and enterprises, the company has been appointed the in-house supplier and installer of EV chargers for brands under the Sime Darby Motors group that sell EVs, including BMW, Hyundai, Porsche, Volvo and BYD.

    KINETA carries a diverse portfolio of products from reputable EV charger brands such as Wallbox, StarCharge, Tritium, Autel and more, with both alternate current (AC) and direct current (DC) fast chargers available.

    One popular home AC charger is the Wallbox Pulsar Plus, which comes in different configurations (7.4 kW and 22 kW). For companies looking for DC fast chargers, there are Starcharge chargers in a variety of configurations and speeds. Experts are on hand to provide useful advice and alternative options. Happy researching!

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Accessorise your vehicle with products by Dodo Mat, V-Kool at the Setia City Convention Centre

    EVx 2023: Accessorise your vehicle with products by Dodo Mat, V-Kool at the Setia City Convention Centre

    Once you’ve secured your new vehicle purchase and your new ride is ready to be brought home, the next step is often to consider the accessories which will make motoring that much more pleasant. Joining the range of brands at the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx 2023) is Dodo Mat and V-Kool, as part of the expo located at the Setia City Convention Centre where admission is free.

    Dodomat makes its return here at EVx 2023 following strong response from ACE 2022 held here last year, and the firm is presenting its latest offering to cater for this new market of electric vehicles in Malaysia.

    Crafted with top-quality materials, Dodo Mat dual-layer car mats offer the ability to hide dirt, be easy to clean and the reassurance of non-slip surfaces, giving long-lasting performance and preservation of a car’s interior condition at affordable prices. Book a car at EVx 2023 and you’ll have the chance to receive RM500 in vouchers from Dodo Mat, subject to availability.

    EVx 2023: Accessorise your vehicle with products by Dodo Mat, V-Kool at the Setia City Convention Centre

    Also present at EVx 2023 is window tint stalwart V-Kool, which is on location with its latest window film product offerings, with personnel on hand to answer questions about what tints might be right for your vehicle; there are demonstration setups for you to experience the heat rejection qualities first-hand.

    At EVx 2023, V-Kool is offering RM500 off retail prices for its combination series of products, while purchases of the Solar Cool Premier offering entitles the buyer to RM700 off retail prices, plus complimentary instant coating.

    In addition to the auto manufacturer brands, visitors at EVx 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre will get to score goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games and pop quizzes with prizes to be won, subject to availability. It’s the second and final day of EVx 2023, which concludes today at 7pm; head on over to check out the EVs and solutions on show.

    Dodomat booth at EVx 2023

    V-Kool booth at EVx 2023

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Avis offering short-term EV rentals – BYD Atto 3 fr RM198/day; CAF CE1 EV panel van on display

    EVx 2023: Avis offering short-term EV rentals – BYD Atto 3 fr RM198/day; CAF CE1 EV panel van on display

    In addition to vehicle ownership, the rental market is also a significant one in Malaysia and the same can be expected to apply in the realm of electric vehicles, which brings Avis to the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx 2023) that is ongoing at the Setia City Convention Centre until 7pm today; admission is free at EVx 2023.

    At the Avis booth, you find a BYD Atto 3 EV located in the booth front and centre, flanked by a pair of panel vans. The BYD Atto 3 is being offered by Avis for short-term rental, which is a great option for dipping one’s toes into the world of EV motoring to know if it is the way to go before properly taking the leap.

    Here, Avis is offering the Atto 3 for short-term rental from the equivalent of just RM198 a day, which can serve as a kind of ‘extended test-drive’ for you to know is EV motoring is the right fit for your daily life. Can you live with the availability of charging facilities around you? Does the vehicle work with your usage patterns? Here’s one way for you to find out.

    You’ll have also noticed the panel van alongside the Atto 3 at the Avis booth, particularly if you are a business owner in needof some light haulage. This is the CE1 fully electric panel van by Malaysian firm CAF, which is offered in outputs ranging from 30 kW to 80 kW depending on version, driving the rear wheels.

    Power is drawn from a 41.86 kWh lithium-ion phospate (LFP) battery from CATL, offering the panel van a range of up to 300 km based on the NEDC testing standard; top speed is 100 km/h.

    Visitors to EVx 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre will get to score goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games and pop quizzes with prizes to be won, subject to availability. It’s the second and final day of EVx 2023, which concludes today at 7pm; head on over to check out the EVs and solutions on show.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Learn more about safely charging your EV at home and find the right charger with EVhub.my

    EVx 2023: Learn more about safely charging your EV at home and find the right charger with <em>EVhub.my</em>

    Vehicle charging is an integral part of EV ownership, and if you prefer to reduce your dependency on public chargers, having your own personal charger at home is a viable option. However, finding the right charger that suits your needs can be a daunting process and getting one installed properly is vital to ensure the safety of your home.

    At the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2023, EVhub.my is on hand to educate current and future EV owners on home charging systems, including the importance of preparing your home’s electrical supply system accordingly to prevent unnecessary complexity that can result in higher installation cost.

    Charging an EV at home involves high voltages and currents, which is why due diligence and the right hardware is needed to protect your home against potential overcurrent and residual current. As with electrical appliances, EV chargers require an optimal power delivery system to function properly.

    EVhub.my offers a wide range of charging solutions from trusted brands (like Wallbox) for residential use, with a team of trained technicians to carry out installation. Should you be a business operator or require a charger more catered towards commercial use, EVhub.my also has products capable of delivering higher AC and DC outputs.

    To expand your knowledge on home charging, head on over to Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) to meet with EVhub.my staff at EVx 2023. Today’s the last day of the event, so head on over to learn a thing or two and check out the wide range of EVs on display.

    Admission is free, and visitors will also have the chance to grab awesome goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games, pop quizzes and lucky prizes.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Sexy Audi e-tron GT and Q8 e-tron at SCCC

    EVx 2023: Sexy Audi e-tron GT and Q8 e-tron at SCCC

    Audi Malaysia is making its inaugural appearance at paultan.org EVx and the official distributor of Audi in Malaysia will brought its range of e-tron EVs to SCCC, including the RS e-tron GT and the Q8 e-tron family consisting of a the regular SUV and the Sportback.

    Recently launched in Malaysia, this is the first public appearance for the e-tron models, and EVx visitors are be among the first in the country to get up close and personal withe the Q8 e-tron range and the e-tron GT range. The latter is of course Tony Stark’s ride, as seen in the movie Avengers: Endgame. It’s such a sexy shape, low and wide.

    The e-tron GT is some car, sporting emotive design and revolutionary technology, reinterpreting the classic idea of the gran turismo with electric propulsion. The e-tron GT quattro is powered by two electric motors (one on each axle for quattro AWD) producing a combined 530 PS and 640 Nm of torque in boost mode, good for 0-100 km/h acceleration in just 4.1 seconds.

    Or you can go full Iron Man with the RS e-tron GT, which raises the performance stakes to 646 PS and 830 Nm (boost mode) to catapult you from rest to 100 km/h in just 3.3 seconds. The GT has a 83.7 kWh battery that provides up to 458 km of range in the WLTP cycle. When plugged into a DC fast charger capable of matching the car’s max input of 270 kW, a 5-80% state of charge (SoC) takes just 22.5 minutes. The RS has a range of 447 km.

    If you’re more of a family man, try out the Q8 e-tron SUV range for size. Choose from two body styles (regular SUV and Sportback with a sloping roof), each with two variants available, advanced 50 quattro and S line 55 quattro. Despite it being a large family car, the Q8 e-tron packs up to 408 PS and 664 Nm of torque, good for a century sprint time of 5.6 seconds.

    Maximum range is 481 km on the 55, which has a 114 kWh battery, rechargeable via 22 kW AC and 170 kW DC – with the latter, 0-80% SoC is reached in 31 minutes. EV bits aside, the big cruiser features an tech such as an advanced Adaptive Cruise Control system, Digital Matrix LED headlamps and virtual side mirrors. The latter employs cameras in place of traditional side mirrors.

    Audi e-tron customers will be given the option to purchase Moon Power wallbox chargers in 11 kW and 22 kW variants beginning September. Moon Power is a subsidiary of Porsche Holding Salzburg and this is the brand’s first foray outside of Europe. Check out the chargers and enquire at EVx.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: myTukar display of half-and-half refurbished car, plus 35% off respray packages today at SCCC

    EVx 2023: myTukar display of half-and-half refurbished car, plus 35% off respray packages today at SCCC

    The paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx 2023) is happening right now at the Setia City Convention Centre, and joining the range of participating brands at the expo is myTukar, which is bringing offers of 35% off spray painting packages for cars across a variety of categories. Admission to EVx 2023 is free of charge.

    myTukar is offering the 35% discount promotion for cars in categories such as the Perodua Myvi, Proton Iriz and Kia Picanto at RM1,950 (normally retailing for RM3,000); sedans like the Proton Saga, Toyota Vios, Honda City and Perodua Bezza at RM2,100 (RM3,200 retail); the likes of the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and BMW 3 Series at RM2,250 (RM3,400 retail).

    For larger sedans like the Honda Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Teana, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series, today’s pricing for the package is RM2,350 (RM3,600 retail); while the package for compact and mid-sized SUVs, 4x4s and limousines like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series is priced at RM2,500 (RM3,800 retail); the package for MPVs and large SUVs is priced at RM2,600 (RM4,000 retail).

    EVx 2023: myTukar display of half-and-half refurbished car, plus 35% off respray packages today at SCCC

    The myTukar booth is located in the centre of the exhibition hall’s foyer, where among a trio of display cars is a half-and-half demonstrator car to show the contrast and quality of refurbishment, before and after it is applied.

    Today’s the second and final day of EVx 2023, so be sure to head over to the Setia City Convention Centre where admission to the expo is free of charge.

    As before, there’s the chance to score goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at the paultan.org booth, such as fun games, pop quizzes with prizes to be won. See the latest in EVs and EV charging solutions in Malaysia at EVx 2023 today.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Bank Islam is ready to finance your new EV – rates from 2.1%, 100% financing, no hidden fees

    EVx 2023: Bank Islam is ready to finance your new EV – rates from 2.1%, 100% financing, no hidden fees

    If you plan on purchasing an electric vehicle (EV), the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2023 is the place to be, with a wide array of models from several brands on display. Today’s the last day of the event, so head on over to the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) to experience the world of zero-emissions motoring for yourself.

    Bank Islam will be present at EVx 2023 with attractive financing plans for electrified models, including rates of between 2.15% and 2.2% when financing below RM100,000, while it’s from 2.1% to 2.15% when financing above RM100,000.

    You can also enjoy nominal stamp duty charges as well as margin of financing up to 100% of a vehicle’s on-the-road price under the GradONE programme, which is based on Murabahah. For absolute transparency, there are no hidden fees imposed when you secure financing with Bank Islam, and you can even receive Ibra’ (rebate) on full settlement of the financing before its maturity.

    As an added bonus, you can also walk away with a premium gift when you submit a completed vehicle financing application at EVx 2023. Meanwhile, visitors will have the chance to grab awesome goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games, pop quizzes and lucky prizes.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Bank Muamalat financing for EVs – rates as low as 2.1%, 100% financing, up to nine-year tenure

    EVx 2023: Bank Muamalat financing for EVs – rates as low as 2.1%, 100% financing, up to nine-year tenure

    If you’ve decided to opt for an electric vehicle at EVx 2023, you’re likely to need financing for it. To help facilitate your purchase of an EV, Bank Muamalat Malaysia is on hand to offer a number of eco green financing solutions, with attractive deals available over the weekend’s event until July 26, 2023.

    Through the Vehicle Financing-i programme, you can enjoy promotional rates from as low as 2.1% (flat rate), up to 100% margin of financing as well as tenures of up to nine years for financing amounts exceeding RM150,000.

    Additionally, flexible financing options including personal financing, home financing or credit cards are offered, so you can easily invest in a home wallbox. This not only makes charging your EV more convenient, but can also save you money as compared to using a public charger.

    If that’s not already enough, the bank also has in place financing solutions for the purchase of environmentally-friendly elements such as battery energy storage and solar photovoltaic systems to further reduce your environmental impact. Find out more at the Bank Muamalat booth at EVx 2023.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Great Wall Motor brings the Ora Good Cat EV to display at the Setia City Convention Centre

    EVx 2023: Great Wall Motor brings the Ora Good Cat EV to display at the Setia City Convention Centre

    Great Wall Motor (GWM) is one of several car brands taking part in the paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx 2023) that in in its second day at the Setia City Convention Centre, where admission is free.

    The Chinese brand has brought examples of the Ora Good Cat electric hatchback to display at the expo, and is among the earlier cars to arrive in Malaysia’s EV segment at the more affordable end of the spectrum last year, priced from RM140k when it was launched.

    Two variants of the Ora Good Cat are offered in our market; the 400 Pro packs a 47.8 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery providing 400 km of range on the NEDC testing standard, while the 500 Ultra gets a larger-capacity 63.1 kWh ternary lithium battery for 500 km of range (NEDC); both feed a front-mounted electric drive motor with 143 PS and 210 Nm of torque.

    At the GWM booth, you’ll get to see the Ora Good Cat in a range of exterior colour schemes; one example gets the two-tone exterior paint and silver wheels, or with a red-and-black racing stripes scheme applied to another, along with matching black and red alloy wheels. The Ora Good Cat can do sporty as well as cute, it would appear.

    In addition to the car brands and participating exhibitors at EVx 2023, visitors also get to take home goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at the paultan.org booth, such as fun games, pop quizzes with prizes to be won. It’s the second and final day of EVx 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre today, so head on down before 7pm.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: EV Connection offering up to 20% discount on its best-selling residential EV chargers at the show

    EVx 2023: EV Connection offering up to 20% discount on its best-selling residential EV chargers at the show

    Besides electric vehicles, the ongoing paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) also has a number of showcases covering supporting elements such as financing and charging.

    The latter is of course an integral part of ownership. If you’re thinking of utilising public charging, you might want to look at the convenience offered by JomCharge, which gives you access to more than 100 public chargers nationwide via a mobile app.

    If you’re looking at the convenience of home charging, then the company also has a host of solutions to pick from. At EVx, you’ll be able to peruse the wide portfolio of EV charging products the company has, as its display is showcasing an array of AC and DC chargers for home or commercial usage, including those from well-known brands such as ABB and Kempower.

    For those looking for a residential charger, EVC will be offering up to 20% discount on its best-selling home chargers. Also on show at the EVC booth is the company’s mobile charging vehicle, a collaboration between it and BMW, which was first revealed back in May this year.

    The prototype, which utilises a Nissan Vanette repurposed for the job, houses 16 units of repurposed/used BMW battery modules, with a system capacity of 20 kWh. With a 30 kW DC charger on board, the mobile charging vehicle can be used to rescue up to two EVs or power up to eight homes in disaster zones at full capacity.

    Head on over to EVx 2023, which is in its final day today. Admission to the expo is free of charge. As before, there’s the chance to score goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at the paultan.org booth, such as fun games, pop quizzes with prizes to be won.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Volvo C40 and XC40 Recharge Pure Electric on display – up to 450 km EV range; from RM279k

    EVx 2023: Volvo C40 and XC40 Recharge Pure Electric on display – up to 450 km EV range; from RM279k

    Volvo’s current line-up of electric vehicles in Malaysia includes the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric and C40 Pure Electric, both of which are currently on display at the ongoing paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2023. Today’s the last of the day of the event, so head on over to Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC) to experience the Swedish carmaker’s take on zero-emissions motoring.

    Of the two Volvo EVs, the C40 is the most recent to be launched here. Priced at RM288,888, the stylish SUV boasts a coupe-like roofline that meets with a dual-element roof spoiler, an integrated tailgate wing and LED taillights with a distinctive signature featuring dashed lines.

    The sleek shape is also beneficial in terms of range, as the C40 provides up to 450 km on a single charge due to better aerodynamics. By comparison, the XC40 at RM278,888 offers 438 km despite sharing the same all-wheel drive powertrain with its stablemate. Both the C40 and XC40 are equipped with a lithium-ion battery with a gross energy capacity of 78 kWh (75 kWh), which powers two electric motors with a total system output of 408 PS (402 hp or 300 kW) and 660 Nm of torque.

    When it comes to performance, the C40 is quicker in the sprint from 0-100 km/h, taking just 4.7 seconds compared to the XC40’s 4.9 seconds. While there are differences in terms of range and acceleration times, the pair share the same charging times: 7.5 hours with an AC input (Type 2) of 11 kW or 28 minutes with DC fast charging (CCS2) up to 150 kW.

    Standard equipment is also similar between them, albeit with some variation in terms of trim and upholstery that you can gets a hands-on feel for yourself at EVx 2023. Volvo’s focus on safety also means you’ll get plenty of passive and active systems included in the kit list. The C40 and XC40 are proudly assembled here at Volvo Car Manufacturing Malaysia’s plant in Shah Alam.

    Admission to EVx 2023 is free, so head on over to SCCC today to get up close and personal with the C40 and XC40 and experience what EVs with a Scandinavian touch are like. Visitors will also have the chance to grab awesome goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games, pop quizzes and lucky prizes. See you there!

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Satisfy your curiosity about the popular BYD Atto 3 – smaller, affordable Dolphin is here too

    EVx 2023: Satisfy your curiosity about the popular BYD Atto 3 – smaller, affordable Dolphin is here too

    If you live in the Klang Valley, there’s high chance that you’ve been seeing plenty of BYD Atto 3s on the road. What’s this EV about, why is it getting popular, and is it any good? Well, come find out for yourself at the paultan.org EVx 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre. Today is the last day of the show.

    Launched in December 2022, we get two variants of the Atto 3, the Standard Range with a 49.92 kWh battery offering 410 km of range (NEDC, 345 km WLTP), and the Extended Range with a 60.48 kWh battery, rated for 480 km (NEDC, 420 km WLTP). The SR is priced at RM149,800 while the ER will set you back RM167,800, on-the-road excluding insurance.

    The batteries are connected to a front-mounted electric motor rated at 204 PS/310 Nm. 0-100 km/h acceleration is 7.3 seconds for both. This means that only range and kit separates SR and ER, and the latter is more popular with buyers.

    EVx 2023: Satisfy your curiosity about the popular BYD Atto 3 – smaller, affordable Dolphin is here too

    The Atto 3 is built on 400V architecture and supports AC charging (Type 2) up to 7 kW as well as DC fast charging (CCS2), the latter at a max rate of either 70 kW (SR) or 80 kW (ER). At the higher input rate, 0-80% state of charge can be reached in 45 minutes. The car has a V2L function to power other devices.

    Speaking of batteries, the Atto 3’s Blade Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery, made in-house by BYD, is a differentiating factor compared to other EVs on the market. Check out our video review of the Atto 3 on why the LFP battery is an USP.

    By the way, if you’re wondering about the Atto 3’s size, it’s larger than a Proton X50. The BYD’s interior is very unique in design and there are a couple of fascination points unseen in our market. The seats are also super comfy. Test drives are available, so go for a spin around the block to satisfy your curiosity.

    EVx 2023: Satisfy your curiosity about the popular BYD Atto 3 – smaller, affordable Dolphin is here too

    The mysterious car wrapped in blue at BYD’s EVx booth is the upcoming Dolphin EV, making its official preview ahead of a launch this coming week. The Dolphin is a five-door hatchback that’s around the length of a Toyota Yaris, but is wider and has a much longer wheelbase of 2,700 mm (+150 mm). Smaller than the Atto 3, it will be more affordable too.

    We don’t have the specs yet, but can look to Thailand for a good idea of what will be offered. There, BYD sells Standard Range and Extended Range variants, both with the in-house LFP battery. The SR has a 44.92 kWh unit that offers up to 410 km of range (NEDC). It powers a front-mounted electric motor rated at 94 PS/180 Nm, good 0-100 km/h in 12.3 seconds.

    The ER gets a more powerful 204 PS/310 Nm motor juiced by a 60.48 kWh battery for up to 490 km. Both variants support vehicle-to-load (V2L) and AC charging at a maximum of 7 kW, but there’s a difference when it comes to peak DC charging rate – SR 60 kW and ER 80 kW. The first EV in Malaysia priced around RM100k? Check out the Dolphin at EVx!

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Mercedes-Benz EQS500, EQC400, EQB350, EQA250, AMG EQE 53 and smart #1 at Hap Seng Star

    EVx 2023: Mercedes-Benz EQS500, EQC400, EQB350, EQA250, AMG EQE 53 and smart #1 at Hap Seng Star

    Mercedes-Benz has been at the forefront of electrification in Malaysia, with a comprehensive list of EVs in its local model line-up. That range is being showcased under one roof at the ongoing paultan.org Electric Vehicle Expo (EVx) 2023 at the Setia City Convention Centre (SCCC), which ends today.

    The Hap Seng Star display at the event is a star-studded one, and taking centrestage at the event is the Mercedes-AMG EQE 53 4Matic+. Two electric motors provide the AMG variant with a total output of 761 PS (751 hp or 560 kW) and 1,020 Nm with the AMG Dynamic Plus package, and this is good for a 0-100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds in boost mode.

    A 108.4-kWh lithium-ion battery provides up to 571 km of WLTP-rated range, and with DC fast charging (CCS2 connection) support at of up to 200 kW, a 10-80% state of charge can be reached in just 31 minutes.

    Also present at the HSS booth is the EQC 400. The SUV’s two motor set-up offers 408 hp and 765 Nm of output, which gets it from standstill to 100 km/h in 5.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 180 km/h. An 80 kWh battery provides up to 437 km of travel range (WLTP), and as for charging, going with 11 kW takes seven hours and 30 minutes, while DC fast charging at 110 kW raises SOC from 10% to 80% in 40 minutes.

    The seven-seat EQB 350 also has a dual-motor set-up, but with a total output of 292 hp and 520 Nm. Performance figures include a 0-100 km/h of 6.2 seconds and a 160 km/h top speed. The car’s 66.5 kWh, 420-volt lithium-ion battery pack provides up to 423 km of WLTP range on a single charge, and 11 kW three-phase charging juices the battery up in six hours 15 minutes, while DC fast charging at 100 kW gets the SoC from 10% to 80% in 32 minutes.

    The brand’s flagship EQS 500 is also on display at EVx 2023. With 449 PS (443 hp, or 330 kW) and 828 Nm of torque being sent to all wheels via two electric motors, the EQS 500 does the 0-100 km/h sprint in just 4.8 seconds on the way to a 210 km/h top speed. On a full charge, the EQS500 provides up to 696 km of WLTP-rated range.As for charging times, utilising a 11 kW AC charger takes 10 hours to get the battery from a 10-100% SoC, while DC fast charging at up to 200 kW gets the unit from a 10-80% SoC in 31 minutes.

    EVx 2023: Mercedes-Benz EQS500, EQC400, EQB350, EQA250, AMG EQE 53 and smart #1 at Hap Seng Star

    Finally, the smart #1, which made its Malaysian debut at EVx. Visitors to the event will be the first to catch the upcoming SUV, which is set to be officially introduced in Q4. The #1 Premium on display at EVx is powered by a single rear motor with 272 PS (200 kW) and 343 Nm of torque going to the rear wheels. That’s good for a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 6.7 seconds and a 180 km/h top speed.

    Head on over to EVx 2023 at SCCC to check out the range of Mercedes-Benz EVs as well as the spanking new smart #1. Visitors will also have the chance to grab awesome goodies by taking part in activities with our dedicated marketing officers at our booth, including fun games, pop quizzes and lucky prizes.

     
     
  • EVx 2023: Lotus Eletre EV SUV at SCCC this weekend

    EVx 2023: Lotus Eletre EV SUV at SCCC this weekend

    After decades as a relatively specialist producer of lightweight sports cars, Lotus has emerged with its first SUV that is also its first fully electric vehicle, the Eletre that was launched in Malaysia in April this year.

    Arriving in Malaysia in three variants, the Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R, all three feature a dual-motor AWD powertrain and the R is the range-topper that boasts of 905 hp and 985 Nm of torque, enabling it to do 0-100 km/h in 2.95 seconds, 80-120 km/h in 1.9 seconds and a top speed of 265 km/h.

    The Eletre is part of an exclusive club of EVs featuring an 800-volt electrical architecture that supports fast charging at up to 350 kW DC, which brings a 10-80% charge in just minutes; the Eletre also takes AC charging up to 22 kW. All three variants use a 112 kWh battery, yielding a range of 600 km (WLTP) for the Eletre and Eletre S, and 490 km for the Eletre R.

    Coming laden with technology, the Eletre range offers five drive modes, with the top Eletre R getting an additional Track mode for further adjustment of its active rear-wheel steering, adaptive dampers and active anti-roll control for greater chassis performance, and also fully opens the active front grille along with enabling launch control for access to the variant’s full performance.

    Safety-wise, the Eletre gets an ADAS suite that can be updated over-the-air for future iterations, while also featuring the world’s first deployable Lidar system to support higher levels of autonomous driving in the future.

    In addition to Lotus and all other automotive manufacturer brands present at EVx 2023, there are also charging solutions providers in attendance. What’s more, visitors to the expo will also get score goodies by taking part in activities with dedicated marketing officers at the paultan.org booth, such as fun games, pop quizzes with prizes to be won. See the latest in EVs in Malaysia at EVx 2023 today! Admission is free.

     
     
 
 
 

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