BMW Malaysia has handed over a fleet of its 530e Hybrid, to Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) for use in the upcoming Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry (CEPSI) 2018. The fleet of the 5 Series Hybrid with eDrive Technology will be utilised as the official cars at the landmark conference, taking place from 17 to 22 September 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, in which BMW Malaysia is the official e-Mobility partner.
The fleet of plug-in hybrids were presented by Harald Hoelzl, Managing Director and CEO of BMW Group Malaysia to TNB’s Chief Corporate Officer and AESIEAP 2017/2018 Secretary General, Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman at the TNB Headquarters in Bangsar.
Hoelzl commented on BMW Malaysia’s partnership with TNB and CEPSI 2018, “The collaboration signifies BMW Malaysia’s intention in being a key partner in transforming the local Electro Mobility industry and the country’s ambition in Sustainable Development. We look forward in exchanging our industry-leading expertise and insights as well as gain knowledge from the many thought leaders at CEPSI to shape a better Malaysia.”
TNB is hosting CEPSI 2018 on behalf of The Association of Electricity Supply Industry of East ASIA and the Western Pacific (AESIEAP).
Datuk Wira Roslan mentioned that the cars sponsored by BMW will be used to shuttle VVIPs and AESIEAP Executive Council Members during the five-day conference.
“This e-mobility partnership is the first of its kind for CEPSI since its inception in 1976 in Hong Kong SAR. The partnership is timely as electric vehicles are generating a revolution in transportation across the globe. On this note, TNB through our wholly-owned subsidiary, TNB Energy Services Sdn. Bhd. is collaborating with Malaysian Green Technology Corporation to deliver an integrated service to EV owners in Malaysia,” said Roslan.
In line with the conference theme of “Reimagining the Utility of the Future”, BMW will be sharing its thoughts on the Mobility of the Future, courtesy of Dr. Alexander Kotouc, the Head of Product Management BMW i who is a keynote speaker at the event.
The German premium automaker will also be unveiling a new model from its BMW i portfolio.
“CEPSI 2018 is also an opportunity for us to share a truly progressive model from our portfolio of Visionary Mobility. The new vehicle exemplifies how cutting-edge engineering and human-focused design as well as aesthetics can push the boundaries reimagining the future which is the theme of CEPSI this year.” added Hoelzl.