Wheelcorp Premium, in partnership with BMW Group Malaysia and JomCharge have introduced a MINI branded EV charging facility in Kota Kemuning. The charging station is located in the Sanctuary Mall @ Eco Sanctuary neighbourhood mall to offer better access to charging infrastructure for EV owners in the area.
This new MINI charging facility has 2 parking lots and includes a 50 kW DC charger with 2 DC holders, and a 22kW AC charger, both powered by JomCharge. The facility is now open to the public and has a standard rate of RM1.20 per minute of use.
“With the rising uptake of electrified vehicles in Malaysia, we – the providers of these automobiles, consider it one of our main responsibilities to ensure that sufficient infrastructure is in place to support this demand. The positive reception for Electrified Mobility in recent times, bolstered by the many initiatives by our local government, has been a welcome sight for us; and we are committed to developing the EV landscape further for our customers, alongside BMW Group Malaysia,” said Jayden Liew, Managing Director of Wheelcorp Premium.
Max Leong Yew Mun, Assistant General Manager at Eco Sanctuary, said that they are always on the lookout to actively engage with organisations that share common sustainability goals. By supporting Wheelcorp Premium’s drive to roll out more charging facilities, they are also making good progress on their own ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) goals. The aim is for all EcoWorld projects to have at least 1 EV charging station.
The partnership between Wheelcorp Premium and JomCharge, along with other like-minded local partners, dealers, and key charging providers, is part of BMW Group Malaysia’s strategy to develop the infrastructure needed for the charging of electric vehicles. BMW Group Malaysia has been involved in the establishment of over 670 charging facilities for EV owners. Access to over 360 of these facilities are provided through partnerships with ChargEV and Yinson Greentech. The partnership with JomCharge also enables access to over 70 charging facilities, and Gentari with approximately 150 facilities. Additionally, over 100 BMW i and MINI charging facilities are available at most authorised dealerships, as well as partnering venues across the country. More charging facilities are set to come as part of the strategic infrastructure expansion plan set for the year ahead.