Global EV sales are projected to hit 3 million by the year 2021, and even in Malaysia, Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) have become rather popular in the premium space. Since 2017, we’ve had PHEVs from Volvo, BMW, MINI and Mercedes-Benz. And now the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and Mercedes-Benz EQC are on the horizon. While these carmakers are happy to supply their own branded WallBoxes for charging, the aftermarket for such charging stations is pretty sparse in Malaysia. That’s where Circontrol comes in.
Circontrol is bringing a range of EV chargers that can be tailored to any application. They have Wallboxes, Charging Posts, Quick Chargers, as well as Dynamic Load Management software for those operating fleets of EVs. This Spanish company has been around since 1997 and has deployed over 55,000 charging points across 60 countries since they’ve started. They’ve even worked with brands like Nissan, Audi and Volkswagen on providing OE charging solutions, so you know they make high-quality equipment.
Who would consider using Circontrol’s products?
Say you’re managing a car park of an upmarket condominium, shopping mall or resort. You know more and more of your customers like showing up in their electrified vehicles. Installing charging facilities could be a big draw, especially if they’re brand-neutral.
If you bought your PHEV used and you didn’t get a free Wallbox from the manufacturer, you could consider having one from Circontrol installed. Those living in condos could also petition their management to have at least a few bays installed for shared use.
Private highway operators and petrol station owners that are not getting enough support from Greentech Malaysia for ChargEV stations too could consider installing these.
Private car park facilities looking to find an additional source of revenue could reserve EV bays with these charging stations too.
Say Grab (through their association with Edaran Tan Chong) incentivises Nissan LEAF ownership for ride sharing, Circontrol has the hardware and software to set up fleet charging solutions too.
Whatever the circumstance, Circontrol has a solution.
Circontrol products are fully manufactured in Spain.
Circontrol’s range of EV charging solutions is really quite diverse and advanced. On the simpler side of things, they’ve got the Wallbox eHome and Wallbox eNext which is great for private homes. These have enough features for the average user and have an ABS plastic housing that’s UV resistant for longetivity and are IP54 protected, meaning they are partially protected from contact with harmful dust and sprays/splashes of water from any direction.
Some of their charging stations like the eVolve Smart and eNext Elite can be connected via ethernet port or 3G/GPRS to make management much easier.
The Wallbox eHome Specifications:
- Comes ready with a Type 2 cable
- 7.4kw power
- Priced at RM5,300.00 including installation (additional charges applies outside Klang Valley)
For those who need quick charging solutions, their DC Chargers like the Raption 50, are able to return hundreds of kilometres of electric range in just half an hour. These Fast Charging stations feature modular power technology and power scalability to keep them cost effective and relevant to future advances in EV battery tech.
Circontrol’s products and services are now available through Malaysian distributor, Industrial Automation (M) Sdn Bhd. Industrial Automation has 45 years of experience with electrical and electronic solutions. Their CEO, Adam Tee, says that his company has the necessary expertise to tackle the market requirements during the shift to electric vehicles. They are working closely with Circontrol to ensure the latest products and the most complete after sales solutions are available here.