Petronas opens first EV charging hub in Malaysia – up to 180kW DC fast charging



Petronas Dagangan Berhad (PDB) has opened its first EV charging hub at its Bandar Baru Ayer Hitam station along the North-South Expressway (NSE). The charging hub is in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Malaysia (MBM) and EV Connection (EVC).

The charging hub consists of three DC fast chargers (DCFC) and two AC chargers. Two DC chargers are rated at 180 kW, and one is rated at 50 kW. As for the AC chargers, both are rated at 11 kW. All chargers can be activated and paid via the Setel or JomCharge app, although the former offers extra incentives.

The charging hub comprises 1x 50kW DCFC, 2x 180kW DCFC, and 2x 11-kW AC chargers

In line with Setel’s long-term plan to innovate for inclusive mobility and support global decarbonisation efforts, Setel has added a feature in its app that enables users to locate the nearest EV charging station, activate the charger through their Setel wallet and immediately earn Mesra points with every transaction.

The first 50 customers to recharge at this hub can redeem the ‘Petronas Green Reversible Bag 2.0’ by simply showing their EV charging receipt via the Setel app. Besides EV charging incentives, Petronas is also giving away the ‘Petronas Grow Your Stationery’ sets to the first 1,000 customers who make any fuel or retail purchase at the Ayer Hitam station.

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At the opening of the charging hub, PDB Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Azrul Osman Rani said, “PDB is committed to doing our part in the greater adoption of EVs in support of Malaysia’s aspiration to be a low-carbon nation by 2040. By establishing an extensive, accessible, convenient, and reliable EV charging network at Petronas stations, we are confident that this will help facilitate the transition to take place at scale, via collaborations and strategic partnerships with like-minded organisations.”

“With the support of our partners, we will continue to expand the number of EV charging points at our stations in tandem with growing market demand for EV charging facilities. Alongside this, we have also integrated the EV charging facilities with the Setel app to ensure a seamless and frictionless customer experience,” he added.

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PDB recently entered into two tripartite Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) to roll out battery swap stations for electric two-wheelers and charging infrastructure for electric buses at its stations. PDB will also increase the installation of solar panels as well as enhance its suite of non-fuel offerings including the expansion of Café Mesra, to futureproof its business and deliver better value to its stakeholders.

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