Just two kilometres from the famous Jonker Street, Seong Hoe Premium Motors, the longest-running BMW Group Malaysia dealer in Malacca, unveiled a new MINI Charging Facility to meet the growing demand for electrified vehicle (EV) infrastructure in the historic city to support both locals and out-of-state tourists.
Loy Suan Chiow, General Manager of Seong Hoe Premium Motors said, “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.”
“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).
Located at the main entrance of Bank of China on Jalan KSB 1, Taman Kota Syahbandar, the facility is equipped with four parking lots and comprises of two Stellar40 40kW DC chargers – charging at 40kW when one is in use and 20 + 20kW when both are in use, as well as two Nexus 22kW AC chargers – 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, whereas the AC charger rates starts from RM0.07 per minute at 3.7kw to RM0.40 per minute at 22kW.
The new MINI Charging Facility from Seong Hoe Premium Motors is part of the 1,000+ charging facilities available under BMW Group Malaysia’s network thus far. 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, with more to come as part of the strategic infrastructure expansion plan set for the year ahead.