BMW Group Malaysia and Gentari electrify The Exchange TRX with state-of-the-art EV charging facilities.

Through clean energy solutions company Gentari, the premium automaker provides greater access to premium EV charging infrastructure in the social heart of Kuala Lumpur.

by Kenny Yeoh

Kuala Lumpur, 30 April 2024 – BMW Group Malaysia, in partnership with Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) through its subsidiary Gentari Green Mobility Sdn Bhd, has activated new EV charging facilities in the country’s new leading lifestyle destination, The Exchange TRX. The introduction of these latest facilities marks another noteworthy step in the premium automaker’s mission towards strengthening Malaysia’s electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.

Conveniently located at The Exchange TRX’s basement carpark, the new EV charging facilities boast a combined thirteen units of 22kWh AC chargers that offer EV owners a fast and efficient way to power up their vehicles during their visit to the opulent shopping hub. Five charging units will be available at the Premium Parking level, with the remaining eight units housed at Level B1.

Benjamin Nagel, Managing Director at BMW Group Malaysia said, “The growth in regard to Malaysia’s reception of electromobility, especially in the most populated areas of the country, has been thriving – and to this end it is more vital than ever to ensure robust EV charging infrastructure is in place to accommodate this heartening maturation. Through our partnership with Gentari, we are thrilled to be able to reaffirm our dedication towards advancing this need by establishing more cutting-edge charging technology in strategic urban locations to meet the evolving needs of our valued customers.”

Shah Yang Razalli, the Deputy CEO of Gentari and CEO of Gentari Green Mobility shared, “We are pleased to expand our continued collaboration with BMW Malaysia in supporting Malaysia’s energy transition journey. This effort underscores our commitment in advancing the growth of green mobility and energy transition within the nation. Having deployed over 335 EV charging points with over 100 DC fast chargers nationwide, Gentari proudly operates the largest DC charging network aimed at enhancing accessibility to low carbon transportation options across the country.”

“Our partnership underlines Lendlease’s vision to integrate sustainable solutions seamlessly into urban living, encouraging more individuals to embrace eco-friendly transportation choices. This milestone not only reaffirms our commitment to environmental sustainability but also solidifies The Exchange TRX’s position as a forward-thinking hub for green mobility in Kuala Lumpur,” Mitch Wilson, Project Director at The Exchange TRX and Head of Retail at Lendlease Malaysia remarked.

To date, BMW Group Malaysia has made over 2,020 charging facilities available in its network to its customers through strategic partnerships with various EV charging providers in Malaysia. Through purposeful partnerships with influential industry players, BMW Group Malaysia remains committed in its mission to shape the future of mobility in the country. Additionally, over 100 BMW i and MINI charging facilities are also available at most authorised dealerships, as well as partnering venues across the country, with more to come as part of the strategic infrastructure expansion plan set for the year ahead.

Meanwhile, as a leading charging point operator in Malaysia, Gentari highlights its commitment to safety and regulations with the largest network of licensed chargers certified by the Energy Commission. Through its recently launched clean energy platform ‘Gentari Go’, Gentari’s cross-border roaming partnerships enable customers to access a combined total of over 2,000 chargers across Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

The charging stations at The Exchange TRX are accessible for electric vehicle owners from 10AM – 10PM daily, with charging rates priced at RM0.25 per min.

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