Gentari Deploys Over 200 EV Charge Points in Malaysia
Gentari, a green energy company under Petronas, has achieved a significant milestone by deploying more than 200 electric vehicle (EV) charge points across Malaysia. This move supports the government’s goal of having 10,000 charge points nationwide by 2025. Gentari plans to have a total of 400 charge points in operation by the end of this year.
To expand its charging network, Gentari has announced the addition of four new EV charging locations. One of these is a DC charging stop at Petronas Genting Sempah on LPT, equipped with a 24kW DC charger that includes CCS2 and CHAdeMO connectors. The charging rate for this charger is RM0.50 per minute.
In Kuala Lumpur, Gentari has deployed three AC charging sites. Menara Naza, also known as Naza Tower, offers three 7kW AC chargers priced at RM0.10 per minute (RM6/hour), along with one 22kW AC charger priced at RM0.20 per minute (RM12/hour). In Pandan Indah, Lotus’s Ampang has two 11kW AC charge points available, and Perdana Hotel KL at Lorong Binjai has three 11kW AC charge points. All of these locations offer AC charging at a rate of RM0.10 per minute (RM6/hour).
Recently, Gentari and PLUS announced the launch of Malaysia’s first modular EV charging station, which incorporates solar and battery energy storage systems (BESS). This innovative solution enables the quick deployment of DC fast chargers in areas with limited power availability. The first location of this modular charging station is at Behrang Layby (Northbound) on the North-South Highway. It features a 300kWh BESS and two Kempower DC Chargers that can charge up to four EVs simultaneously.
Gentari has plans to implement a similar setup at other locations, such as Behrang Layby (Southbound) and Senawang Layby (Northbound and Southbound). Additionally, they propose the installation of charging stations at Ajil (Northbound and Southbound) and Perasing Rest and Service Area (R&R) sites, all on Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2) in Terengganu.
In addition to expanding its charging network, Gentari also aims to upgrade existing AC charge points at Petronas stations along PLUS R&R to faster DC chargers. They have recently deployed a 180kW DC charger at Petronas Juru Layby (Northbound), and another EV charging site with Kempower satellite units at Petronas Ulu Bernam (Southbound).
With these ongoing efforts, Gentari is playing a significant role in developing Malaysia’s EV charging infrastructure and promoting sustainable transportation options.
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– DC Charger: A charging point for electric vehicles that uses direct current (DC) to charge the vehicle’s battery.
– AC Charger: A charging point for electric vehicles that uses alternating current (AC) to charge the vehicle’s battery.
– CCS2: Combined Charging System 2. A type of charging connector for DC fast charging that supports both AC and DC charging.
– CHAdeMO: A type of charging connector for DC fast charging that is commonly used by Japanese automakers.
– BESS: Battery Energy Storage System. A technology that stores electrical energy in batteries for later use.
– North-South Highway: A major highway in Malaysia that runs from the southern border of Johor to the Thai border in the north.
– R&R: Rest and Service Area. Facilities along highways where motorists can take a break, refuel, and access various services.
– Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 2 (LPT2): An expressway in Terengganu, Malaysia, that connects various towns and cities along the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
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