Seong Hoe Premium Motors, BMW Group Malaysia’s longest-serving dealer in Malacca, has installed a new MINI Charging Facility in Kota Syahbandar, Melaka. This is conveniently 2 kilometres away from the tourist area of Jonker Street and helps address the historical city’s rising demand for electrified vehicle infrastructure to support locals and tourists visiting from out-of-state.
“We are seeing rising demand for not just electrified vehicles amongst our loyal customers in Malacca but also proper infrastructure to support them as well, especially amongst tourists who are visiting and exploring our rich heritage here during the weekends and long holidays. Together with BMW Group Malaysia, we are ever-ready to support the growing market for Electrified Mobility in Malaysia and we are happy to have also partnered with leading smart EV charging provider – ChargeSini, to deliver on this commitment,” said Loy Suan Chiow, General Manager of Seong Hoe Premium Motors.
“Through this venture with Seong Hoe Premium Motors, ChargeSini is proud to be part of BMW Group Malaysia’s EV charging network expansion efforts. We are also confident that both our Stellar40 DC and Nexus AC chargers in Malacca will further promote EV adoption in this historic state. We also look forward to pursue more partnerships as such with BMW Group Malaysia and its dealer network,” said James Goh, Founder and CEO of ChargeSini (ChargeHere EV Solution Sdn Bhd).
The MINI-branded charging facility is located at the main entrance of Bank of China on Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Syahbandar. The charging facility has 4 parking lots fitted with 2 Stellar40 40 kW DC chargers and 2 Nexus 22 kW AC chargers. The DC chargers provide 40 kW when one is in use, and splits into 20 kW + 20 kW when both are in use. All the chargers are powered by ChargeSini.
Users will be charged a minimum fee of RM5 upon booking confirmation. The charging rates for the DC charger is RM1.20 per kWh or RM0.80 per minute, while the AC charger rates start from RM0.07 per minute at 3.7 kW to RM0.40 per minute at 22 kW.
This new EV charging facility from Seong Hoe Premium Motors is part of the 1,000+ charging facilities available under BMW Group Malaysia’s network. Access to over 400 of these facilities provided are through partnerships with ChargEV and Yinson Greentech, while the partnership with JomCharge enables access to over 100 charging facilities, Gentari with over 150 facilities as well as approximately 160 facilities from new partners such as Shell Recharge with ParkEasy, ChargeN’Go, ChargeSini, Go To-U and FlexiParking.
Over 100 BMW i and MINI charging facilities are also available at most authorised dealerships, as well as partnering venues across the country. There will be more charging stations to come as part of the strategic infrastructure expansion plan set for the year ahead.