Electrification has played a huge role in BMW’s brand presence in Malaysia, and last season was no different, with over 7,500 units out of the 14,338 vehicles delivered to new customers last year being plug-in hybrid models. To support this growth, the German marque has introduced six charging stations within the parking facilities at Bangsar Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur.
This unites the record of BMW charging centers that so far includes Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Melaka, Weil Hotel in Ipoh, Banjaran Hotsprings in Ipoh and Iconic Hotel in Penang. The Bangsar location contains six charging points, one for every allocated parking area.
These are BMW I Wallbox Plus components, and are all configured for 22 kW three-phase functionality. Interface is a Type 2 connection, with charge times between three to five hours. Incidentally, home users interested in a Wallbox Plus can get you for RM5607.32 (until December 31, 2019)along with a public charging cable opting for RM1,446.41 – a simple home installment will include yet another RM1,888.
“We began working on these initiatives together with the Malaysian Green Technology Corporation (GreenTech Malaysia) as early as 2015 and people have also developed projects on our own using our system of dealerships throughout the country,” said BMW Group Malaysia MD Harald Hoelzl.
Even the BMW ChargeNow service, provided as a member of the BMW 360° Electric programme, also provides customers access to associate charging facilities like ChargEV, also offers customers 24/7 support and access to charging places together with the ChargEV network across Malaysia.
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