The Tesla superchargers in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are now live, with the icon on the supercharger network map on Tesla Malaysia’s website now lit up in red. The rates are listed at RM1.25/kWh and interestingly, there are even idle fees that amount to RM4/min. As of now, it is the only supercharger location in Malaysia that has been activated.
There are 8 charging bays at the Pavilion Tesla Supercharger location and they can charge at a rate of up to 250 kW. Previously, during the launch of the Tesla Model Y, the superchargers were already present, albeit not yet activated.
Upon the brand’s launch in Malaysia, 12 locations for the Tesla supercharger network were revealed. This includes:
- Petaling Jaya, Selangor
- Dengkil, Selangor
- Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
- Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur (Now Online)
- Kuala Lumpur (1st additional location)
- Kuala Lumpur (2nd additional location)
- Kuala Lumpur (3rd additional location) NEW
- Kuala Lumpur (4th additional location) NEW
- Iskandar Puteri, Johor
- Ipoh, Perak
- Negeri Sembilan
- Perai, Pulau Pinang
The Tesla superchargers can only be activated via the Tesla app. Although some Tesla chargers will be made accessible to non-Tesla electric vehicles (EVs), the superchargers in Pavilion Bukit Bintang are exclusive to Tesla EVs only. Yes, the Tesla app will be another EV app that you will have to install as part of your EV ownership experience.
Currently, the fastest public DC charging rate in Malaysia is 350 kW. The Gentari charging station at Xpark Sunway Serene is equipped with two of these. The Tesla supercharging station at Pavilion KL is the first of many. According to Tesla Malaysia’s laid out plans, its supercharging network will mainly cover the west coast with a high density in Klang Valley. Non-tesla EV owners will have to wait until the public Tesla superchargers will be available.