BMW Group Malaysia and Malaysian Green Technology Corporation have signed an agreement, providing owners of BMW’s new plug-in hybrid vehicles with access to GreenTech’s charging points across Malaysia through BMW’s ChargeNow service. The signing ceremony took place at IGEM 2016, held at KLCC.
GreenTech Malaysia is currently installing ChargEV stations around Peninsular Malaysia with a target to install 300 by the end of the year and 25,000 ChargEV stations by 2020.
Customers of the all-new BMW i8, 330e and X5 xDrive40e are offered the new BMW ChargeNow service, a mobility service that makes on-the-go charging a seamless part of owning a BMW i or BMW Hybrid vehicle with eDrive Technology. Using the ChargeNow card driver have access to partner charging stations like ChargEV where customers can enjoy 24 hour support and access to over 95 publicly accessible charging locations on ChargEV’s growing network.
Through BMW’s ChargeNow mobility service, charging stations are both quick and comfortable to use. To find participating public charging stations with ChargeNow, either download the My BMW Remote app for BMW eDrive customers or the BMW i Remote app for BMW i customers to locate available public charging stations, check their availability, and send their locations directly to the vehicle. Owners can also use the onboard navigation system via BMW ConnectedDrive services to find public stations from their BMW eDrive or BMW i vehicle. Alternatively, customers can locate the stations by using the ChargEV online map, which displays the location of all ChargEV stations.
Once a public charging station is located, the driver would tap the ChargeNow card over the reader symbol, press the handle button to remove the charging connector, and plug in. Once the charge is completed, tap the ChargeNow card to end the session before unplugging and returning the connector to its station.
Malaysia has a target of 100,000 Electric Vehicles on the road in the next five years with ChargEV paying a major part in encouraging the adoption of EVs through easy access to public charging stations.