BMW Group Malaysia has added 2 new DC Fast Chargers at Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth and Tian Siang Premium Auto Ipoh, respectively, as part of its charging infrastructure expansion strategy to complement Malaysia’s commitment towards accelerating the adoption of electrified mobility.
Available for public use, the new DC Fast Chargers at Tian Siang Premium Auto Butterworth and Tian Siang Premium Auto Ipoh feature dual DC outlets (CCS: Combined Charging System) capable of up to 120 kW fast charging.
“Our expansion plans for our network of charging infrastructure in Malaysia has been a success thus far, having made available 8 BMW i Charging facilities at various authorised BMW dealerships in the first quarter of 2022 alone. By tackling common pain points of electric vehicle (EV) ownership in tandem with our electro-offensive this year, we are hopeful that the local perspective on electromobility will shift for the better,” commented Hans de Visser, Managing Director of BMW Group Malaysia.
Meanwhile, Tan Ka Kin, Dealer Principal of Tian Siang Premium Auto added, “As an authorised BMW i dealer in the northern region of Malaysia, we are thrilled to provide even more accessibility to not only our customers but the growing community of EV owners in Penang and Perak. The addition of these new DC Fast Chargers at our own dealerships allows us to further deliver the Premium Ownership Experience to our customers here, on top of the many BMW i charging facilities we have previously made available, in partnership with BMW Group Malaysia, across the northern region.”
If you are questioning why the automotive brands, dealers or other parties take so much time to add in just a few DC fast chargers, you have to realise that these things are not exactly in the same price range as a toaster. Even the wiring to power a DC fast charger isn’t just about pulling out the gang socket extension. This type of infrastructure is a long-term investment by these parties. And to be willing to make long term investments, these parties need to have confidence in the stability of government policies and goals.