Starbucks launches 26 EV chargers in Malaysia – FOC until 31 October!

You can now recharge your electric vehicle (EV) as you get a refreshing drink at Starbucks. Today, Starbucks Malaysia together with Yinson GreenTech (YGT) has launched a total of 26 EV chargers in Malaysia at 17 Starbucks outlets nationwide, comprising both AC and DC fast chargers.

It is the first EV charger installation for a retail coffee chain in Malaysia, and the officiation of the chargers took place at Starbucks Eco Grandeur where a 60-kW DC fast charger was installed. Activation and payment for the EV charging facilities are done via the “chargEV” app. Upon launch, all the EV chargers at Starbucks will be free for use until October 31, 2022 (via activation on chargEV).

60-kW DC Fast Charger at Starbucks Eco Grandeur

The full list of Starbucks outlets with EV chargers is as such:

● Starbucks Kota Kemuning Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Reserve™ Setia Alam
● Starbucks Ukay Perdana Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Conezion Putrajaya Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Eco Grandeur Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Rimbayu Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Jade Hill Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Reserve™ Eco Majestic Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Eco Horizon Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Icon City Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Hillside Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Juru (R&R) Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Tanjong Tokong Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Malim Jaya Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Bandar Seri Alam Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Seri Austin Drive-Thru
● Starbucks Skudai (R&R) Drive-Thru

The Starbucks chargers on the chargEV app are part of a 400-point charging network provided by chargeEV. Previously requiring a membership, the chargEV chargers can now be accessed via a pay-per-use feature.

Beginning 1 November 2022, Starbucks customers who are active chargEV members charging their EVs at one of the 17 Starbucks stores can enjoy up to 50% off their first Grande Handcrafted Beverage purchased in a single receipt. Customers simply need to flash their chargEV membership ID on the mobile app at the counter to redeem. The promotion is valid for 12 months and subject to the terms and conditions of the promotion, which are made available at the participating Starbucks stores and on the chargEV Facebook page.

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60-kW DC Fast Charger at Starbucks Eco Grandeur

Berjaya Food Berhad CEO, Dato’ Sydney Quays said, “Charging your car should be as seamless as ordering a cup of coffee, and now it can be. As a company, we have always been passionate about protecting our planet and driving innovation to enhance the Starbucks experience for our customers. With the inclusion of EV chargers in our stores, it represents a significant milestone in our sustainability efforts as a company, and we hope will lead the retail industry towards a decarbonized future for Malaysia.”

YGT Senior Vice President of Electromobility Ruslin Tamsir said, “We are delighted to support Starbuck’s ambition of innovating with more responsible stores by providing chargEV solutions to their outlets, and we are jointly committed to rolling out even more charge points over the next few years. The chargEV team warmly welcomes other likeminded businesses to engage with us to find out about our integrated EV solutions and how they, too, can participate in Malaysia’s EV transition.”

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