BMW Group Malaysia and one of its authorised dealers, Tian Siang Premium Auto, has jointly expanded the BMW i charging network in Penang. This partnership adds 3 new BMW i charging facilities in Penang – at The Prestige Hotel in George Town and the Light Hotel in Seberang Jaya.
“We have been working closely with our network of dealers as well as key stakeholders leading up to the introduction of BMW i in 2015 to ensure the necessary charging infrastructures are in place for the acceleration of electromobility in the country. We at BMW believe that the Future is Electric, and it is a shared responsibility between all parties including our dealer partners such as Tian Siang Premium Auto to keep driving electrified mobility forward in Malaysia,” said Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
Tan Ka Kin, Dealer Principal of Tian Siang Premium Auto added, “The 3 new BMW i Charging facilities are added to the 10 existing facilities we introduced previously across Ipoh and Penang. As we continue to grow the charging infrastructure in these states, we look forward to strengthening the confidence in Electrified Mobility – to which we have seen progressively grow in the past few years.”
According to the General Manager of The Light Hotel, Raj Kumar, “there is no better time than now for our hotel to facilitate this lifestyle change for the current generation. By providing BMW i Charging facilities here, we hope to appeal to guests and future business prospects with a sustainable business practice that benefits the environment.”
Melvin Ooi, General Manager of The Prestige Hotel is also thrilled for the collaboration as it answers to a growing demand amongst their customers for charging infrastructure.
Previously, Tian Siang Premium Auto had introduced BMW i Charging facilities in Ipoh, at the WEIL Hotel as well as the Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, and in Penang at the Gurney Paragon Mall and the Iconic Hotel. This initiative mirrors BMW Group Malaysia’s commitment to accelerate the adoption of electromobility in the country, which aligns with the country’s electrification goals for year 2022.