New feature aims to make the lives of EV owners easier by helping them find charging stations and more
Setel has introduced its latest feature that enables EV owners to charge their vehicles (EVs) via the application.
Using the app, EV users can locate their preferred charging station as well as type of charger, and subsequently activate the charger via the app from within the comfort of their EVs.
While the payment will be deducted from the Setel Wallet, owners will also earn Mesra points with every transaction.
Mazlin Erawati Ab Manan, Chief Executive Officer of Setel said, “The offering of EV charging within the Setel ecosystem allows us to bring sustainability into focus."
"It is both a product of listening to our customers and part of our long-term plan to continuously innovate for inclusive mobility, in support of the global efforts towards decarbonising road transport."
"Driven by the rising adoption of EVs in Malaysia, we aim to make public charging infrastructure more accessible and enable convenient charging for EV users, replicating the seamless refuelling experience Setel currently offers to all motorists.”
Setel has partnered with JomCharge as the first provider, with plans to onboard more providers in the near future including Energise by Petronas.
In its first phase, EV users can use the Setel app to charge their EVs at five pilot locations (Lotus’s Tesco Kepong, EV Connection Workshop in Petaling Jaya, Carsome PJ Automall, Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang, as well as at ACO Group’s headquarters in Johor Bahru) with more locations to be rolled out progressively in the future.
That being said, the latest version of the Setel app can be downloaded for free for iOS and Android devices via the Apple Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery.
Introduced in July 2018, Setel is a mobile platform that aims to make everyday life simpler for motorists by allowing them to refuel or charge their vehicles more seamlessly without having to walk over to the counter every time they drop by the petrol station.