Sime Darby to ensure there’s an EV charging station every 300 km along highways
There are already close to 20 stations under Sime Darby Motors in Peninsular Malaysia currently
Sime Darby Motors Malaysia announced that it is on track with its plans to create a seamless experience for electric vehicle (EV) owners and to support the development of a highly efficient EV charging network for its range of brands.
In playing its part to accelerate the adoption of EVs, Sime Darby Motors has identified locations for EV charging stations at every 200 to 300 km along highways across Peninsular Malaysia to ensure all high-density areas are in range of charging stations.
Part of the effort includes ensuring the availability of innovative and convenient support services for all existing and new customers who have purchased an EV from Sime Darby Motors.
Taking the lead in the journey is Auto Bavaria, the longest-serving and largest BMW authorised dealership group in Malaysia.
Leveraging on its extensive network of direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC) fast chargers, a total of 33 charging facilities are currently operational across Klang Valley, Penang, and Johor.
Sime Darby Motors today announced its network of chargers is available for booking via the GO TO-U digital experience platform for e-mobility application powered by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tenaga Nasional Berhad, TNBX Sdn Bhd.
The GO TO-U application affords Sime Darby Motors EV owners the convenience of pre-booking EV charging stations, connecting with local businesses within walking distance, and enjoying added services such as battery health checks, scheduled maintenance and customer support. Members of the public or non-Sime Darby Motors EV owners are also able to use the GO TO-U application to book EV charging stations across Sime Darby Motors’ network.
As part of Sime Darby Motors’ drive to continuously enhance services for customers, Sime Darby Motors EV owners are eligible to receive a 10-year waiver on membership fees via the GO TO-U app worth RM2,400, in addition to special DC charging rates and free charging at AC chargers available until December 31, 2022.
Meanwhile, non-Sime Darby Motors EV owners will receive a membership fee waiver, special DC charging rates and free charging at AC charging points, all currently available until December 31, 2022.
That said, below is the list of EV charging stations under Sime Darby Motors:
- Auto Bavaria Ara Damansara (AC/DC)
- Auto Bavaria Kuala Lumpur (AC/DC)
- Auto Bavaria Sungai Besi (AC/DC)
- Auto Bavaria Chan Sow Lin (AC)
- Auto Bavaria Balakong (AC)
- KLGCC (AC)
- Auto Bavaria Penang (AC / DC)
- G Hotel Kelawai Penang (AC)
- Queensbay Mall Penang (AC)
- St. Giles Wembley Hotel Penang (AC)
- Auto Bavaria Tebrau (AC / DC)
- Auto Bavaria Johor Bahru (AC / DC)
- DoubleTree Hotel Johor Bahru (AC)
Special DC charging rates per minute (Until 31 December 2022)
Sime Darby Motors EV Owners
- 24KW RM0.20 / minute
- 60KW RM0.80 / minute
- 90KW RM1.20 / minute
Non-Sime Darby Motors EV Owners / Public Rates
- 24KW RM0.40 / minute
- 60KW RM1.20 / minute
- 90KW RM1.60 / minute
Interested customers may download the TNBX’s GO TO-U app on the Google Play Store or on the Apple App store.